Migratory birds, citizen science and scientific certainty (& uncertainty)

How certain do we need to be before we do something?

Multiple lines of evidence are telling us that many species of migratory bird are in crisis. It’s a global problem crossing multiple national borders and there are no easy solutions. It’s also a problem which needs to be addressed quickly yet our political leaders have largely consigned it to the too-hard basket. One of the reasons for this is a desire for scientific certainty before action is taken.

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