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Seven Names for the Bellbird: Conservation Geography in Honduras

By: Mark Bonta

231 pages, 35 b/w photos, 4 maps

Texas A & M University Press

Hardback | Jul 2003 | #138501 | ISBN: 1585442496
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Bonta makes the interaction between culture and avifauna in Latin America a key to better understanding the practice of biodiversity protection. He recognizes the ravages of both human pressures and natural disasters on the birds and forests, but shows that in many instances birds are safe and even thrive in the presence of local people, who `celebrate them just as often as they persecute them'.

... beautifully written, and deserves to be on the naturalist's bookshelf alongside the classic works of Aldo Leopold, Peter Matthiessen, and John McPhee. - Gregory Knapp; "... a fresh (and refreshing) account of the intimate Interaction among the Honduran landscape, birds, and local inhabitants." - Miles Richardson, Louisiana State University

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Mark Bonta is as assistant professor of geography at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. In the early 1990s, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, and he has returned many times since, living and working in the province of Olancho. He continues to participate in a wide variety of local environmental projects in Olancho, including the protection of the Sterra de Agalta National Park and the monitoring of the endemic tree cycad Dloon mejlae.

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