Threatened Birds of India: Their Conservation Requirements

Hardcover | June 15, 2012

byAsad R. Rahmani

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Identification, protection, and monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) is a major global conservation programme initiated by BirdLife International, and recognized and appreciated by many governments, NGOs, and conservationists. This book is an extension of the BNHS's IBA programme toidentify the most threatened and near threatened bird species in India and to recommend measures for their long-term protection. It discusses trade in threatened birds in India, status of pesticide contamination in birds in India, dams and threatened birds in the Brahmaputra floodplains, India's tiger reserves and threatened bird species, threats and opportunities of Avian conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands,management and conservation perspectives for Avian species in the Terai region, and taxonomy, distribution, and conservation status of strophocincla laughingthrushes of Western Ghats. Covering Critically Endangered (like Himalayan quail or mountain quail, pink-headed duck, white-bellied heron, etc.), Endangered (green peafowl, red-breasted goose, white-headed duck, etc.),malayan Quail or mountain Quail, pink-headed duck, white-bellied Heron, etc., Endangered Vulnerable (Nicobarmegapode, marbled duck, Kashmir flycatcher, etc.), and Near Threatened (Japanese quail, Nicobar pigeon, Andaman hawk-owl, etc.) species, this volume will help in expanding the scope of conservation in India beyond tiger conservation to make it more inclusive.

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Identification, protection, and monitoring of Important Bird Areas (IBAs) is a major global conservation programme initiated by BirdLife International, and recognized and appreciated by many governments, NGOs, and conservationists. This book is an extension of the BNHS's IBA programme toidentify the most threatened and near threatened ...

Asad R. Rahmani is Director of BNHS and hasworked as Principal Scientist in various projects. He has written more than 100 research papers for national and international journals and five books. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of the BNHS and Editor of Hornbill and Mistnet.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:870 pagesPublished:June 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198085974

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PrefaceForewordAcknowledgementsIntroductionTrade in Threatened Birds in IndiaStatus of Pesticide Contamination in Birds in IndiaDams and Threatened Birds in the Brahmaputra FloodplainsIndia's Tiger Reserves and Threatened Bird SpeciesThreats and Opportunities of Avian Conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar IslandsTerai Grasslands - Management and Conservation Perspectives for Avian SpeciesTaxonomy, Distribution and Conservation Status of Strophocincla Laughingthrushes of Western GhatsCritically Endangered / Endangered / Vulnerable / Near Threatened / Data Deficient / Additional Species / Stray RecordsAppendixIndex