Facing Extinction: The World's Rarest Birds and the Race to Save Them (BOK)

Paul Donald, Nigel Collar, Stuart Marsden, Debbie Pain

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Almost two hundred species of birds have become extinct in the past 400 years, and a similar number today are in imminent danger of following them. The world's conservationists are leading the fight to prevent the demise of these remaining critically endangered birds, with a fair degree of success. This new book examines the process and issues concerning extinction - how and why it happens and what can be done about it. Whilst man is to blame for many of the causes, such as persecution and habitat loss, species have become extinct on a regular basis since life began. After several thought-provoking introductory chapters, the book showcases about 20 species on the brink of extinction from around the world and describes the work that is being undertaken to save them. Some are success stories, but a few are not. This is a subject close to the hearts of all birders and ornithologists and this book, written by a team of leading conservationists, will strike a chord in most of them.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Debbie Pain, Nigel Collar, Paul Donald, Stuart Marsden
A & C Black
ISBN 9781408189665
Antall sider 320 Vekt 917 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Wildlife: birds & birdwatching, Endangered species & extinction of species, Birds (ornithology)