A large format manual which illustrates and identifies all bird species listed on Appendices I, II and III of CITES, the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species. Each entry gives scientific name and local names in a variety of languages, where it is found, distinguishing characteristics, sex/age differences, and under which Appendix it is listed. Plates face the text.
Johannes Erritzoe is a Danish scientific conservationist. At the age of 21 he started a shop for school materials, gradually concentrating on scientific work for museums all over the world. In the 1960s he made of scientific expeditions to Greece, Turkey and Africa. Since his earliest childhood, bird books have been his first love. His library, with the main emphasis on conservation, morphology and systematic studies, now occupies 60 metres of shelving. He has been working daily with birds - dead and living - for nearly 40 years, and is a member of many ornithological and conservation societies around the world. A prolific writer of articles on birds, his work has appeared in Danish, German and English journals He is married to Helga Boullet, co-artist for this book. An artist of long standing, she has had exhibitions in the Denmark and the Netherlands. She is editor of the Scandinavian Cactus Journal.
It will become an essential implementation tool for all involved in the rules of this organisation, and we wholeheartedly recommend THE BIRDS OF CITES. CITES Secretariat "Beautifully illustrated. It will not only be invaluable to all those involved in combating the illegal trade in birds, but also to birdwatchers in general since it illustrated many of the world's most beautiful birds" Countryside "For anyone concerned with the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), who has not got easy access to a comprehensive ornithological library, this will be an essential work of reference." British Ornithologists' Club "While CITES has published a black-and-white manual for animal identification purposes, fewer than half of the birds species have been illustrated. Now, thanks to this tour-de-force book this situation has been remedied. Most of the illustrations are truly fine. Great care has been taken to get the colours right. Clearly, this book will be a valuable tool for those involved in controlling international trade in birds at risk. But it will also appeal to readers who would like to see carefully detailed illustrations of some of the world's most beautiful, rare, and endangered species." Nature Canada "The large format book is well laid out and features a very useful quick guide to bird families. The book is a very interesting read and should find wide acceptance among ornithologists and government and law enforcement agencies." Australian Aviculture "Originally intended as a handbook for those who need to enforce the convention it is also a guide to the world's most vulnerable birds." Forrest and Birds "A collector's item for all bird-lovers and ornithologists." Acta Ornithologica "An essential tool for all those involved in controlling the trade in wild birds. The colour plates are attractive and of more then adequate standard and quality to enable ready identification by non-ornithologists, and the text for each species is rightly concise." Birding World "The overall quality of the illustrations is very good. Anyone interested in the conservation of the world's endangered species will find this practical book of interest and it should certainly be recommended for local and university libraries." South Dakota Bird Notes