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Around the world, animal and plant species are being threatened by the encroachment of “civilization.” Human beings take up a large space or “footprint” in many places where they live. This problem is even greater in industrialized nations where humans tend to use products that require relatively large amounts of natural resources to sustain them.
The use of large quantities of water, wood and other natural resources has led to the destruction of many animal habitats. One species that has suffered from the loss of habitat is the barn owl.
Barn Owls: A Study In Habitat Loss
Barn owls do not ask for much as a species, but like most wild animals they must have certain things to survive. One thing a barn owl needs is a supply of food, including rodents and other small creatures. Another is a supply of clean water and space to nest that is free of other predators.
Unfortunately, the encroachment of human development has seriously curtailed the barn owl’s access to these necessities. Barn owls are threatened by the loss of habitat in city areas as well as rural places where new developments are being built.
Other Threats to Barn Owls
There are also threats to the barn owl species that have little to do with habitat loss. One is the common use of pesticides and chemicals to control rodent populations. If owls ingest poisoned rodents or other animals, they can suffer harmful effects.
Other dangers to barn owls include harm from traps or other entangling items like nets or wires. A few misguided people even shoot barn owls or otherwise dispose of them, believing them to be dangerous.
How To Help The Barn Owl
It does not take much to provide a safe and appropriate environment in which the barn owl can thrive. Nesting boxes from Air Superiority not only provide a safe home for barn owls near your property.
Air Superiority nesting boxes are superior choices for barn owl nesting environments for many reasons. They are sturdy and provide a safe haven for nesting pairs of barn owls. They also provide closed-circuit television feeds so that you can watch the progress of your nesting clutches and the health of your barn owl families.
Air Superiority allows you to enjoy the educational and aesthetic benefits of barn owl nesting and to provide a safe place to encourage thriving of the barn owl species.
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