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Title: Management and conservation of migratory landbirds overwintering in the neotropics

Author: Petit, Daniel R.; Lynch, James F.; Hutto, Richard L.; Blake, John G.; Waide, Robert B.;

Date: 1993

Source: In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stangel, Peter W. (eds.). Status and management of neotropical migratory birds: September 21-25, 1992, Estes Park, Colorado. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-229. Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service: 70-92

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Loss of tropical broadleaved forests and concurrent population declines of long-distance migratory birds in temperate breeding areas have been closely linked in both scientific and popular literature; however, little evidence of a causal association currently exists. We review the current land use situation in the neotropics, the projected outcome of deforestation early in the 21st century, and the extent of knowledge of migratory bird habitat use on the wintering grounds. From that information, we assess the likely current and future impact of deforestation on migratory birds, and examine land use practices that may be compatible with the concept of conservation of those species.

Keywords: deforestation, habitats, land use, migratory birds, neotropics, population dynamics, wildlife conservation

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Petit, Daniel R.; Lynch, James F.; Hutto, Richard L.; Blake, John G.; Waide, Robert B. 1993. Management and conservation of migratory landbirds overwintering in the neotropics. In: Finch, Deborah M.; Stangel, Peter W. (eds.). Status and management of neotropical migratory birds: September 21-25, 1992, Estes Park, Colorado. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-229. Fort Collins, Colo.: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service: 70-92

 


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