Wildlife Studies: Phones & Vanishing Birds

Navigation skills of the birds and earth’s magnetic system are correlated. Natural electromagnetic radiation EMR and the earth-oriented magnetic vibration are directly proportional, whereas technology -induced EMR is inversely proportional

Sainudeen Pattazky, an environment scientist and associate professor at S N College, Kollam, told IOI

Sparrows Have Disappeared

  • The sparrows have disappeared completely from the cities at least four years ago in Britain, as mobile phones grew in popularity. Third generation (3G) mobile phones were introduced in 2003, and there were over 65 million users in the UK by the end of 2005, more phones than people (ISIS 2007)
  • Scientists at the Research Institute for Nature and Forests in Brussels, Belgium, have produced the first evidence that mobile phone base stations are affecting the reproductive behaviour of wild sparrows. This finding comes as mobile phones are held suspect in the massive collapse of bee colonies all over the United States and Europe. Fewer house sparrow males were seen at locations within relatively high electric field strengths of GSM base stations (ISIS 2007)
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