Seabird conservation status, threats and priority actions: a global assessment

@article{Croxall2012SeabirdCS,
  title={Seabird conservation status, threats and priority actions: a global assessment},
  author={John P. Croxall and Stuart H. M. Butchart and Ben Lascelles and Alison J. Stattersfield and Benedict J. Sullivan and Andy Symes and Phil Taylor},
  journal={Bird Conservation International},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={1 - 34}
}
Summary We review the conservation status of, and threats to, all 346 species of seabirds, based on BirdLife International’s data and assessments for the 2010 IUCN Red List. We show that overall, seabirds are more threatened than other comparable groups of birds and that their status has deteriorated faster over recent decades. The principal current threats at sea are posed by commercial fisheries (through competition and mortality on fishing gear) and pollution, whereas on land, alien invasive… Expand
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