Tuesday, May 10, 2011
1) Sodhi, Navjot S. et al. Conservation of Tropical Birds. 2011. Wiley-Blackwell. Hardbound: 300 pages. Price: $129.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: Conservation of Tropical Birds has been written by four conservation biologists whose expertise spans all the tropical regions of the world. It is the first book to cover all the major issues in tropical bird conservation. Current problems faced by tropical bird conservationists are summarised and potential solutions outlined based on the results of case studies.
Birds are key indicators of ecosystem health, and such a well-studied group of organisms, that they provide an excellent lens through which to examine global conservation problems caused by phenomena such as climate change, declines in ecosystem services, habitat loss, fires, overexploitation, and invasive species. Therefore, the book also provides an engaging synopsis of the general issues in conservation and the problems faced by other wildlife.
This book serves as an important resource and companion to all people interested in observing and conserving birds in the tropics and elsewhere. For more information go to here:
RECOMMENDATION: For those with a technical interest in bird conservation.