Iceland’s puffin in danger of extinction

A new report finds even some well-known bird species are threatened.

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Puffin numbers have gone dangerously low in Iceland in recent years. (Árni Sæberg / mbl.is)

A new report published by Birdlife International lists 25 Icelandic birds species as endangered.

The report, the State of the World’s birds 2018, provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally and has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger.

Of those 25 bird species, Iceland’s beloved puffin is in particular danger due to shortage of his natural food in South Iceland. Other endangered birds are the falcon, the sea eagle and the fulmar, to name a few.