This milestone publication presents the first thorough and detailed review of the conservation status of European birds. Based on detailed breeding and wintering population data collected in each country, the report provides a review of the population sizes and trends of Species of European Conservation Concern. The major threats to each species are discussed, with the basic measures that are needed to conserve them and their habitats.
`...should be compulsory reading for Europe's environment ministers. It certainly will be an essential reference book for anyone with a serious interest in European bird conservation.' David Tomlinson, New Scientist.
*** Winner: Birdwatch Book of the Year 1995 ***
The panel of judges noted that the book is: `..an ornithological bible for every bookshelf'