Conservation threats and priorities for raptors across Asia

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Abstract

With long coastlines and some of the world’s most important rivers, mountain ranges, high-altitude plateaus, and islands, Asia is the largest and most populous continent in the world (Lyde 1904; Spencer 1954; Population Reference Bureau 2016). Asia supports all major terrestrial ecosystems and all major climatic types (Galloway et al. 1998; Braimoh and Huang 2015). These include barren ice fields and taigas in North Asia; boreal forests and cold deserts in West, Central, and East Asia; temperate and tropical forests (wet and dry) in East and Southeast Asia; and grasslands in Central and South Asia (Udvardy 1975; Braimoh and Huang 2015). Together, the ecoregions of Asia foster some of the greatest biodiversity on Earth, including six (24%) of 25 global biodiversity hotspots (Myers et al. 2000).

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Conservation threats and priorities for raptors across Asia
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-73745-4_17
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center
Description 24 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Birds of Prey
First page 395
Last page 418