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Developing indicators for European birds
The global pledge to deliver ‘a significant reduction in the current rate of biodiversity loss by 2010’ is echoed in a number of regional and national level targets. There is broad consensus,Expand
Predicting the global spread of H5N1 avian influenza
The spread of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza into Asia, Europe, and Africa has resulted in enormous impacts on the poultry industry and presents an important threat to human health. TheExpand
Rare species, the coincidence of diversity hotspots and conservation strategies
SPECIES conservation in situ requires networks of protected areas selected for high conservation interest1–3. Throughout most of the world, however, there are neither the resources nor the time toExpand
A Comparison of Richness Hotspots, Rarity Hotspots, and Complementary Areas for Conserving Diversity of British Birds
Biodiversity conservation requires efficient methods for choosing priority areas for in situ conservation management. We compared three quantitative methods for choosing 5% (an arbitrary figure) ofExpand
Systemic insecticides (neonicotinoids and fipronil): trends, uses, mode of action and metabolites
Since their discovery in the late 1980s, neonicotinoid pesticides have become the most widely used class of insecticides worldwide, with large-scale applications ranging from plant protection (crops,Expand
Population declines and range contractions among lowland farmland birds in Britain
We used extensive atlas and census data to assess trends in the distribution and population levels of birds on lowland farmland in Britain between the late 1960s and early 1990s. Many species ofExpand
Birds of Conservation Concern 3 The population status of birds in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
This is the fourth major review of the status of birds occurring in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.We present Red, Amber and Green lists of conservation concern based on assessments usingExpand
A review of the direct and indirect effects of neonicotinoids and fipronil on vertebrate wildlife
Concerns over the role of pesticides affecting vertebrate wildlife populations have recently focussed on systemic products which exert broad-spectrum toxicity. Given that the neonicotinoids haveExpand
Mapping avian distributions: the evolution of bird atlases
Capsule An increasing proportion of atlases now map patterns of abundance but they are still a minority even though they require no more input of time or fieldworkers. Aims To examine quantitativelyExpand