Research and conservation of the larger parrots of Africa and Madagascar: a review of knowledge gaps and opportunities

  title={Research and conservation of the larger parrots of Africa and Madagascar: a review of knowledge gaps and opportunities},
  author={Rowan O. Martin and Mike R. Perrin and Rutledge S. Boyes and Yilma D. Abebe and Nathaniel N. D. Annorbah and Augustus Asamoah and Dieudonn{\'e} Bizimana and Kadiri Serge Bobo and Nancy Bunbury and Joost Brouwer and Moussa S{\'e}ga Diop and Mihret Ewnetu and Roger Corneille Fotso and Jerry C. Garteh and P. Hall and Lars Haubye Holbech and Ireene R. Madindou and Fiona Maisels and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Mokoko and Ronald K. Mulwa and Anna Reuleaux and Craig T. Symes and Simon Awafor Tamungang and Stuart. Taylor and Simon Valle and Matthias Waltert and Mengistu Wondafrash},
  pages={205 - 233}
Parrot populations in Africa and Madagascar are declining and the need for conservation actions to address threats is increasingly recognised. Effective conservation requires a robust knowledge base on which decisions over appropriate actions can be made, yet at present there is no current and readily accessible synthesis of the status of populations, the threats they face and knowledge gaps. Here we begin to address this shortfall for the larger species in the region belonging to the genera… 

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  • Gary Allport
  • Environmental Science
    Bird Conservation International
  • 1991
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