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Conserving Bird Biodiversity

Conserving Bird Biodiversity
General Principles and their Application

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Ken Norris, Deborah Pain, Michael W. Bruford, Colin Bibby, Les Underhill, David Gibbons, Georgina M. Mace, Nigel J. Collar, Andrew Balmford, Ben D. Bell, Don V. Merton, Rhys E. Green, Paul F. Donald, Ken Norris, Richard Stillman, Paul Opdam, John A. Wiens, Leon Bennun, Gerard C. Boere, Clayton D. A. Rubec
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  • Date Published: July 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521789493

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  • Reliable information is the foundation upon which local, national and international conservation efforts are based, placing research at the heart of biodiversity conservation. The fundamental role of research is diverse and includes understanding the importance of biodiversity, defining 'units' of biodiversity, priority-setting for species and sites, managing endangered and declining populations, understanding large-scale processes, making predictions about the future, and interfacing with training, education, public awareness and policy initiatives. Using real examples, researchers consider the principles underlying these manifold issues and illustrate how these principles have been applied to address actual conservation problems.

    • Gives practical solutions to real-world conservation problems
    • Discusses basic principles of conservation and their application
    • Uses rich data on bird conservation projects worldwide to illustrate general points
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    • Date Published: July 2002
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521789493
    • length: 352 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • contains: 32 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Biodiversity - evolution, species, genes Michael W. Bruford
    2. Why conserve bird diversity? Colin Bibby
    3. Mapping and monitoring bird populations: their conservation uses Les Underhill and David Gibbons
    4. Priority setting in species conservation Georgina M. Mace and Nigel J. Collar
    5. Setting sites for protection Andrew Balmford
    6. Critically endangered bird populations and their management, Ben D. Bell and Don V. Merton
    7. Diagnosing causes of population declines and selecting remedial actions Rhys E. Green
    8. Outside the reserve: pandemic threats to bird biodiversity
    Deborah J. Pain and Paul F. Donald
    9. Predicting the impact of environmental change Ken Norris and Richard Stillman
    10. Fragmentation, habitat loss and landscape management Paul Opdam and John A. Wiens
    11. The interface between research, education and training Leon Bennun
    12. Conservation policies and programs affecting birds Gerard C. Boere and Clayton D. A. Rubec
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Ken Norris, University of Reading

    Deborah J. Pain, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

    Contributors

    Ken Norris, Deborah Pain, Michael W. Bruford, Colin Bibby, Les Underhill, David Gibbons, Georgina M. Mace, Nigel J. Collar, Andrew Balmford, Ben D. Bell, Don V. Merton, Rhys E. Green, Paul F. Donald, Ken Norris, Richard Stillman, Paul Opdam, John A. Wiens, Leon Bennun, Gerard C. Boere, Clayton D. A. Rubec

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