Rangeland degradation is poised to cause Africa's first recorded avian extinction

Spottiswoode, CN, Wondafrash, M, Gabremichael, MN, Abebe, YD, Mwangi, MAK, Collar, NJ and Dolman, PM (2009) Rangeland degradation is poised to cause Africa's first recorded avian extinction. Animal Conservation, 12 (3). pp. 249-257. ISSN 1469-1795

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Abstract

Rangeland degradation by livestock threatens several restricted-range species, but is largely overlooked by conservation biologists. The Sidamo lark Heteromirafra sidamoensis, confined to the Liben Plain grassland in southern Ethiopia, is critically endangered by bush encroachment, permanent settlement and agricultural conversion. Its global range was previously estimated at 760 km2, but in 2007-2008 available habitat covered

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2011 11:41
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/24421
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2009.00246.x

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