Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation

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Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation
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Author Alison J. Stattersfield, Michael J. Crosby, Adrian J. Long, and David C. Wege
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Publisher Birdlife International
Publication date
1998
Media type Print (Softback)
Pages 846
ISBN 0-946888-33-7
OCLC 39180924

Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation represents an effort to document in detail the endemic biodiversity conservation importance of the world's Endemic Bird Areas.

The authors are Alison J. Stattersfield, Michael J. Crosby, Adrian J. Long, and David C. Wege, with a foreword by Queen Noor of Jordan. Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation contains 846 pages, and is a 1998 publication by Birdlife International, No. 7 in their Birdlife Conservation Series.

Six Introductory Sections[edit]

The book has six introductory sections:

  • "Biodiversity and Priority setting"
  • "Identifying Endemic Bird Areas"
  • "Global Analyses"
  • "The Prioritization of Endemic Bird Areas"
  • "The Conservation Relevance of Endemic Bird Areas"
  • "Endemic Bird Areas as Targets for Conservation Action"

Six Regional Introductions[edit]

These are then followed by six Regional Introductions, in which Endemic Bird Areas are grouped into six major regions:

Endemic Bird Areas[edit]

The bulk of the book consists of accounts of each of the 218 Endemic Bird Areas. Each account contains the following information:

  • summary statistics about the EBA
  • A "General Characteristics" section
  • A section giving an overview of the restricted-range endemic bird species found in the EBA
  • A Threats and Conservation section describing the threats posed to the EBA's biodiversity interest, and any significant measure in which are in place to counter these
  • An annotated list of the restricted-range endemics found in the EBA

Secondary Bird Areas[edit]

The book concludes with a short section giving brief details of 138 secondary areas, again grouped into the six regions.

Details[edit]

Endemic Bird Areas of the World: Priorities for Biodiversity Conservation follows on from work presented in the 1992 publication Putting biodiversity on the map: priority areas for global conservation.

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