Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Snail Kites disappearing from the Everglades
There have been a few stories in recent days about the dwindling number of snail kites found in the Everglades. The Herald Tribune notes that the snail kite was one of the "founding members of the federal endangered species list in 1967." The causes may be linked to drought causing a drop in the number of apple snails as well as water control measures that have been implemented to try to help protect another endangered bird, the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. The endangered snail kite hawk is nearing extinction. More from CBS4 & UPI.