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The Resource The world's rarest birds, Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still ; with contributions by Nick Langley ... [et al.] ; and illustrations by Tomasz Cofta

The world's rarest birds, Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still ; with contributions by Nick Langley ... [et al.] ; and illustrations by Tomasz Cofta

Label
The world's rarest birds
Title
The world's rarest birds
Statement of responsibility
Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still ; with contributions by Nick Langley ... [et al.] ; and illustrations by Tomasz Cofta
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This illustrated book vividly depicts the most threatened birds on Earth. It provides up-to-date information from BirdLife International on the threats each species faces, and the measures being taken to save them. Today, 590 birds species are classified as Endangered or Critically Endangered, or now only exist in captivity. This landmark publication features stunning photographs of 515 of these species--including the results of a prestigious international photographic competition organized specifically for this book. This is the first time that images of many of these birds have been published. It also showcases meticulously accurate illustrations by acclaimed wildlife artist Tomasz Cofta for the 75 species of which no photographs are known to exist
Cataloging source
TOH
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Hirschfeld, Erik
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Swash, Andy
  • Still, Rob
  • Cofta, Tomasz
Series statement
WILDGuides
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  • Rare birds
  • Rare birds
  • Rare birds
  • Extinct birds
  • Birds
Label
The world's rarest birds, Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still ; with contributions by Nick Langley ... [et al.] ; and illustrations by Tomasz Cofta
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2012/2013 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, David & June O'Brien, 39341011470609
Contents
The World's Rarest initiative -- Introduction to the world's birds. Diversity and distribution ; Endemic bird areas ; Important bird areas ; Birds and humans -- The world's rarest birds. The IUCN/BirdLife species category assignment process ; Going or gone? ; The known unknowns ; The distribution of threatened birds ; Last chances to save -- The threats birds face. Agriculture and aquaculture ; Logging/plant harvesting ; Invasive and other problematic species ; Hunting and trapping ; Residential and commercial development ; Fire and fire management ; Climate change and severe weather ; Geological events ; Human disturbance ; Pollution ; Transport and other infrastructure ; Energy production and mining ; Dams and water abstraction ; Fishing -- The need for conservation -- Threats without borders -- The regional directories -- Appendix 1. Extinct species -- Appendix 2. The bird families with globally threatened species
Control code
823216606
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780691155968
Lccn
2012945960
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.
Label
The world's rarest birds, Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash & Robert Still ; with contributions by Nick Langley ... [et al.] ; and illustrations by Tomasz Cofta
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • This book was purchased with funds raised during the 2012/2013 Community Partners Campaign. Thank you, David & June O'Brien, 39341011470609
Contents
The World's Rarest initiative -- Introduction to the world's birds. Diversity and distribution ; Endemic bird areas ; Important bird areas ; Birds and humans -- The world's rarest birds. The IUCN/BirdLife species category assignment process ; Going or gone? ; The known unknowns ; The distribution of threatened birds ; Last chances to save -- The threats birds face. Agriculture and aquaculture ; Logging/plant harvesting ; Invasive and other problematic species ; Hunting and trapping ; Residential and commercial development ; Fire and fire management ; Climate change and severe weather ; Geological events ; Human disturbance ; Pollution ; Transport and other infrastructure ; Energy production and mining ; Dams and water abstraction ; Fishing -- The need for conservation -- Threats without borders -- The regional directories -- Appendix 1. Extinct species -- Appendix 2. The bird families with globally threatened species
Control code
823216606
Extent
360 p.
Isbn
9780691155968
Lccn
2012945960
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.

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