When I first heard doves, I immediately thought of the “dubstep” of the 90s.
And when I heard that they are a common species of dove, I was intrigued.
But I soon realized they were a bit of a misnomer.
Doves have been around for a long time.
While their name is derived from the Latin word for “fellow” and they are native to North and South America, they have been a part of the human diet for at least 4,000 years.
And they are not particularly hardy.
According to the American Ornithologist, the average life span of a dove is 20 to 30 years, though there are exceptions.
For instance, doves are more susceptible to disease, particularly malaria, and can live up to 30-50 years.
Dove populations vary across the globe, but the U.S. has the highest total number of doves in the world at about 3 million.
But the doves that inhabit the U, U.K., and the United States of America are in danger of extinction.
The U.k. and U.A. have already been ravaged by doves and have seen large populations in the past, but scientists say that’s only the beginning.
In fact, they say that doves could disappear from the United Kingdom by 2030.
Here are 10 reasons why doves should be protected.
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