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Academic & Professional Books  Ornithology  Birds: General

Seltene Vögel Überlebenskünstler, Evolutionsverlierer und Verschollene - 50 Porträts

Art / Photobook Distribution Atlas Out of Print
By: Dominic Couzens(Author)
240 pages, 200 colour photos, 61 maps
Seltene Vögel
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  • Seltene Vögel ISBN: 9783258076294 Hardback Feb 2011 Out of Print #210861
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Language: German

A guide to some of the rarest birds in existence, brought together by the maps showing where in the world you can find them. The book focuses on 50 captivating stories of the very rare, including remarkable discoveries of species new to science, rediscoveries of species not seen for centuries and 'back from the brink of extinction' successes like Seychelles Magpie-Robin and California Condor. Each species has its own mini-chapter and the book will be broken down into key groups of species, with the five most amazing tales of island endemics, five most bizarre cases of a bird becoming threatened, and so on.

This is an accessible, readable and visually appealing take on a serious subject of threatened birds and possible extinctions – a topic that is constantly in the news due to increasing concerns over climate change and habitat destruction. The atlas format shows the global nature of the problem and brings together the many strands of the concerted bird conservation effort that is taking place on every continent. It also lends and element of accessibility to the reader as many of the species featured can be watched on birding tours these days.

Summary in German:
Reich bebildert mit Fotos und Karten erzählt dieses Buch die fesselnden Geschichten von 50 Vogelarten, die zu den seltensten der Welt gehören. Dominic Couzens hat die spannendsten Fälle ausgewählt und porträtiert Vögel, die dank Schutzprojekten überlebt haben, und Arten, deren Zukunft trotz vieler Bemühungen nicht gesichert ist:
- Aus höchster Not gerettet: Auf einer Zahl von 60 Tieren basierte das Nachzuchtprogramm, das den Kalifornischen Kondor vor Aussterben verschonte – zumindest vorläufig.
- Vogelschutz als völkerverbindendes Projekt: Nur dank der Zusammenarbeit von japanischen und chinesischen Forschern konnte der wunderbar befiederte Nipponibis vor dem Untergang gerettet werden.
- Von der Gefahr zu hoher Spezialisierung: Der Spix-Ara braucht den Caraibeira-Baum, der Caraibeira-Baum wächst nur auf Böden, die sich besonders gut für den Maisanbau eignen. Der Interessenkonflikt war vorgezeichnet.
- Wiederentdeckt: Erst 108 Jahre nach der letzten Sichtung wurde die Art wieder beobachtet – die Neuseeländische Sturmschwalbe.

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Art / Photobook Distribution Atlas Out of Print
By: Dominic Couzens(Author)
240 pages, 200 colour photos, 61 maps
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