Important Bird Areas in the Middle East

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M. I. Evans
BirdLife International, Jan 1, 1994 - Bird refuges - 410 pages
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The Middle East contains some of the largest wetland, steppedesert and marine ecosystems in the world, providing habitats formore than 800 species of bird, of which more than 60 are endemic.This book identifies and describes the 391 sites most importantfor the conservation of these birds and other biodiversity. Maps,tables and line drawings show site locations, species andpopulation data. The whole Middle East is covered, from the Levantand Arabia to the West Himalayas.The only book of its kind, Important Bird Areas in the Middle Eastis currently being used by conservationists developing systems ofsite protection in Iraq and Afghanistan."Its usefulness to conservationists cannot be overstated"- Birding World."An essential tool for decision makers in the Middle East, butwill also become an invaluable guide for visiting birdwatchers"- Species.

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