RSPB : Plastic waste putting endangered birds at risk. Endangered species of birds are being put at risk because of rubbish being washed in from the sea, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) . The £28m Medmerry nature reserve on the West Sussex coast was created three years ago as a flood defence for the local area and also as a natural habitat for thousands of birds.
It is feared this plastic is slowly being broken down and ingested by birds.
The RSPB says it has organised official clean-ups, but the reserve manager Steve Webster admits it is frustrating.“You’re doing your best to sort of maintain this area for the wildlife and provide an area where people can come and watch the wildlife in a safe and clean environment.“So you know piles of rubbish in the beach and stuff coming up constantly from the sea is sort of constantly degrading the site.”
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