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Range-restricted endemics under-represented in ex-situ conservation breeding programmes

New research has demonstrated that many species groups representing the highest extinction risk are actually underrepresented in zoo breeding programmes

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The Island Biogeography of Birds on the Wakatobi archipelago

Recent work on bird populations on the Wakatobi archipelago has revealed that many smaller bird species are morphologically and genetically distinct from their mainland relatives. The outcome could be that the Wakatobi islands qualify for Important Bird Area status

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Recording the understory bird communities in the Peruvian Amazon

Surveys of an under-explored part of the Peruvian Amazon have revealed the rich diversity amongst the understory bird community there

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Surveying birds in tropical forests: comparing two methods in two widely-separated ecosystems

A comparison of two different survey techniques suggests that researchers should conduct preliminary studies before choosing the most appropriate survey method for that taxa or ecosystem, particularly when it is under-explored

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Habitat restoration aiding the recovery of the Maui Parrotbill

A project to protect and restore the habitat of the critically-endangered Maui Parrotbill is underway in Maui, Hawaii, ahead of moves to encourage repopulation of the species

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Trinidad survey shows higher adult survival rates for tropical birds

Trinidad survey shows higher adult survival rates for tropical birds than their temperate counterparts

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Cape Parrot

CITES protection sought for the Cape Parrot

CITES protection is being sought for the Cape Parrot, a critically endangered species endemic to South Africa.

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