Proximity to forests drives bird conservation value of coffee plantations: implications for certification.

@article{Anand2008ProximityTF,
  title={Proximity to forests drives bird conservation value of coffee plantations: implications for certification.},
  author={Mandyam Osuri Anand and Jagdish Krishnaswamy and Arundhati Das},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={1754-63}
}
Widespread loss of primary habitat in the tropics has led to increased interest in production landscapes for biodiversity conservation. In the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in India, shade coffee plantations are located in close proximity to sites of high conservation value: protected and unprotected forests. Coffee is grown here under a tree canopy that may be dominated by native tree species or by nonnative species, particularly silver oak (Grevillea robusta). We investigated the… CONTINUE READING
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