Telecom towers are killing nearly seven million birds once a year as they migrate from the US and Canada to central and south America, says a replacement study.
According to the study, around 84,000 telecom towers, a number of which may rise nearly two,000 feet into the sky, a lot of above the Empire State Building at one,250 feet, dot the 2 countries.
However, the birds are killed not by running into the tower itself however the handfuls of cables, referred to as guy wires, that prop up the skinny, freestanding structures, said study co-author Travis Longcore, associate professor at the University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute, US. \\\\\\\"This could be a tragedy that doesn\\\\\\\'t got to be,\\\\\\\" added Longcore.
The taller the tower the larger the threat, the study found. The 1,000 or thus towers higher than 900 feet accounted for under one.6 % of the entire range of towers. nonetheless these skyscraper towers killed seventy % of the birds, about 4.5 million a year, Longcore said, the journal the general public Library of Science ONE reports.