Bird Conservation

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Bird Conservation - Global evidence for the effects of interventions

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by David R. Williams, Robert G. Pople, David A. Showler, Lynn V. Dicks, Matthew F. Child, Erasmus K.H.J. zu Ermgassen and William J. Sutherland

This book brings together scientific evidence and experience relevant to the practical conservation of wild birds.

The authors worked with an international group of bird experts and conservationists to develop a global list of interventions that could benefit wild birds.

For each intervention, the book summarises studies captured by the Conservation Evidence project, where that intervention has been tested and its effects on birds quantified. The result is a thorough guide to what is known, or not known, about the effectiveness of bird conservation actions throughout the world.

The preparation of this synopsis was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and Arcadia.

About the Synopses of Conservation Evidence series

Bird Conservation is the second volume in the series Synopses of Conservation Evidence and linked to the online resource www.conservationevidence.com. Bee Conservation has already been published and Farmland Conservation will be out soon.  Other volumes will follow.

The series is part of an on-going effort to make biodiversity conservation more evidence-based.

About the author(s)

David Williams is a Research Assistant in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Robert G. Pople is a former Research Assistant in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

David Showler is a Research Associate in the School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia and the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

Matthew F. Child is a Research Assistant in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Lynn Dicks is a Research Associate in the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Erasmus K.H.J. zu Ermgassen is a student in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge

William J. Sutherland is the Miriam Rothschild Professor of Conservation Biology at the University of Cambridge.


Readership level

This book is written for people who have to make decisions about how best to support or conserve biodiversity. You might be a land manager, a conservationist in the public or private sector, a farmer, a campaigner, an advisor or consultant, a policymaker, a researcher or someone taking action to protect your own local wildlife.

Our synopses summarise scientific evidence relevant to your conservation objectives and the actions you could take to achieve them. We do not aim to make your decisions for you, but to support your decision-making by telling you what evidence there is (or isn’t) about the effects that your planned actions could have. 



birds, ornithology, agriculture, conservation, evidence-based, habitat loss, ecology