Conserving Bird Biodiversity

General Principles and their Application

Conserving Bird Biodiversity

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.


"This book will be important to conservationists in general, not just ornithologists. Recommended." Choice

'… a useful reference source, containing good review chapters.' TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution

'Nineteen authors contribute to 12 thought-provoking chapters. Subject coverage is wide but highly relevant to 21st century ornithology … Each chapter is self contained and highly informative with numerous scientific references. The editors should be congratulated on the rarity of typographical errors and the consistency of structure across chapters. Each chapter terminates with a succinct conclusion and no chapter is overburdened with excessive detail … I unreservedly recommend this book to university students, researchers in conservation biology, conservation practitioners and amateur ornithologists. It offers something for everyone.' Biological Conservation

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