Reduced Dependence of Crested Ibis on Winter-Flooded Rice Fields: Implications for Their Conservation

@inproceedings{Sun2014ReducedDO,
  title={Reduced Dependence of Crested Ibis on Winter-Flooded Rice Fields: Implications for Their Conservation},
  author={Yiwen Sun and Andrew K. Skidmore and Tiejun Wang and Hein A. M. J. van Gils and Qi Wang and Baoping Qing and Changqing Ding},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
The Crested Ibis Nipponia nippon was once thought to be extinct in the wild until seven birds were discovered in a remote mountain village in China in 1981. Studies suggested that winter-flooded rice fields play an essential role in nest site selection by the Crested Ibis and hence in their survival. Considerable efforts were therefore made to conserve the… CONTINUE READING