Ecological and socio-economic factors affecting extinction risk in parrots

@article{Olah2015EcologicalAS,
  title={Ecological and socio-economic factors affecting extinction risk in parrots},
  author={G. Olah and S. Butchart and Andy Symes and Iliana Medina Guzm{\'a}n and R. Cunningham and D. Brightsmith and R. Heinsohn},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={205-223}
}
Abstract Parrots (Psittaciformes) are among the most threatened bird orders with 28 % (111 of 398) of extant species classified as threatened under IUCN criteria. We confirmed that parrots have a lower Red List Index (higher aggregate extinction risk) than other comparable bird groups, and modeled the factors associated with extinction risk. Our analyses included intrinsic biological, life history and ecological attributes, external anthropogenic threats, and socio-economic variables associated… Expand

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