Protecting stopover habitat for migratory shorebirds in East Asia

@article{Murray2015ProtectingSH,
  title={Protecting stopover habitat for migratory shorebirds in East Asia},
  author={Nicholas J. Murray and Richard A. Fuller},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2015},
  volume={156},
  pages={217-225}
}
Many migratory species depend on staging sites at which they refuel while on migration, and effective protection of such habitats is crucial to their conservation. Here we investigate the extent to which protected areas cover and ameliorate loss of tidal flats in East Asia, the key staging habitat for threatened and declining shorebirds migrating through the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. We discover rapid losses of the tidal flat ecosystem both inside (−0.42 % year−1) and outside (−0.89… CONTINUE READING