Image of the Day: Birds Fly North for the Winter?

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Scientists in the UK have reported that colonies of birds, butterflies, and some insects are moving north in response to climate change. The study was conducted of more than 250 different species at the Department of Biology at York, according to The Telegraph.

The research found that many species were moving closer to the pole to survive in cooler climes. The problem is that many of the species are in protected areas and nature reserves and now as they move north, the areas are dominated by human development and agriculture. The research says that while wildlife sites are staying where they are, the animal species are moving in response to changing climate conditions.

The study concluded that more protected sites will be needed as animals and insects react to climate change.