Land rehabilitation and the conservation of birds in a degraded Afromontane landscape in northern Ethiopia

  title={Land rehabilitation and the conservation of birds in a degraded Afromontane landscape in northern Ethiopia},
  author={Raf Aerts and Frederik Lerouge and Eva J J November and Luc Lens and Martin Hermy and Bart Muys},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
The few remaining Afromontane forest fragments in northern Ethiopia and the surrounding degraded, semiarid matrix form a habitat mosaic of varying suitability for forest birds. To evaluate the effect of recent land rehabilitation efforts on bird community composition and diversity, we studied bird species distributions in ten small forest fragments (0.40–20.95 ha), five grazing exclosures (10-year-old forest restoration areas without wood extraction and grazing livestock) and three grazed… 

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