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Critical problems for bird conservation in the Galápagos Islands

  title={Critical problems for bird conservation in the Gal{\'a}pagos Islands},
  author={David A Wiedenfeld and Gustavo Jim{\'e}nez-Uzc{\'a}tegui},
. As is typical of islandsystems with a restricted land area and highendemism, many of these species are threatenedwith extinction.Threats for terrestrial species are oftendifferent from those affecting marine species. Forterrestrial species, threats often derive from theirvery limited distributions, simply as a result of thesmall land area of the islands, only c.45,600 km 

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