Key Areas for Threatened Birds in the Neotropics (BirdLife Conservation Series) (Paperback)

By David C. Wege, Adrian J. Long

Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 9781560985297, 311pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 1995

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Approximately 3,600 bird species occur in the 21 countries of mainland Central and South America, of which 290 are listed as threatened. Taking a country-by-country, site-based approach, this book documents the 596 most important areas for the conservation of these threatened birds. Introductory chapters define Key Areas and the distribution of threatened species, describe habitats, threats and conservation, and identify the gaps in our knowledge of Neotropical birds.

About the Author

David C. Wege is the Caribbean Program Direcotr at BirdLife International.

Adrian J. Long is Head of Communications at BirdLife International.