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BibTex format

author = {Tobias, JA and ekerciolu, CH and Vargas, HF},
booktitle = {Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2},
doi = {10.1002/9781118520178.ch15},
pages = {258--276},
title = {Bird conservation in tropical ecosystems: challenges and opportunities},
url = {},
year = {2013}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Bird conservation is a global mission but most of the key battles are being played out in the tropics. This chapter summarizes the key attributes of tropical ecosystems and implications for bird conservation. First, it outlines threats to key tropical environments. Then it argues that tropical species often differ from their temperate-zone counterparts in ways that pose novel challenges for conservation. The chapter concludes that sustainable conservation of tropical birds and the ecosystem services they provide will be achieved only if attention is focused on biotic processes and interactions operating at larger spatial and temporal scales. The strategies proposed by the authors have broad relevance for the management of tropical diversity because birds have long been viewed as a model system for assessing conservation priorities, and act as flagships for numerous conservation programmes. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
AU - Tobias,JA
AU - ekerciolu,CH
AU - Vargas,HF
DO - 10.1002/9781118520178.ch15
EP - 276
PY - 2013///
SN - 9780470658765
SP - 258
TI - Bird conservation in tropical ecosystems: challenges and opportunities
T1 - Key Topics in Conservation Biology 2
UR -
ER -