The northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita: history, current status and future perspectives

  title={The northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita: history, current status and future perspectives},
  author={Christian O. B{\"o}hm and Christopher G. R. Bowden and Philip J. Seddon and Taner Hatipoğlu and Widade Oubrou and Mohammed El Bekkay and Miguel Angel Quevedo and Johannes Fritz and Can Yeniyurt and Jose Manual Lopez and Jorge Fern{\'a}ndez Orueta and Didone Frigerio and Markus Uns{\"o}ld},
  pages={934 - 946}
Abstract The northern bald ibis Geronticus eremita was once widespread throughout the Middle East, northern Africa, and southern and central Europe. Habitat destruction, persecution and the impacts of pesticides have led to its disappearance from most of its former range. It disappeared from central Europe > 400 years ago, but has persisted as a relict and slowly growing breeding population in Morocco, where c. 700 wild birds of all ages remain. In Algeria, the last confirmed breeding was in… 
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