In this one-to-one conversation I talk with Mike Parr, vice-president of the American Bird Conservancy and Chair of the Alliance for Zero Extinction about conservation in the Americas (with a special look at Hawaii), feral cat predation and the superb new ABC ‘Guide to Bird Conservation’.
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- American Bird Conservancy website – http://www.abcbirds.org/
- Alliance for Zero Extinction website – http://www.zeroextinction.org/
- Review of the American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation on 10,000 Birds – http://10000birds.com/review-american-bird-conservancy-guide-to-bird-conservation.htm
From my review of the American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation on 10,000 Birds:
“And I’m pretty sure that’s what they had in mind, because this is exactly where the ‘ABC Guide’ triumphs. Technically speaking the ‘ABC Guide’ is “a classification system and threat analysis” but in essence and style it is a collection of short, focussed articles on the birds of the Americas and the myriad problems they face that follow a simple structure of ‘Subject – Threat – Solution’. They are written by very knowledgeable and committed conservationists on a mission to explain and involve, and there is a huge amount of relevant and up-to-date information inside its pages (the data is mostly from before 2008, which is about what you’d expect for a book that needs to be scientifically robust rather than padded with more current anecdotal ‘evidence’). It’s all presented in such a way that it’s hard to imagine anyone opening the book feeling out of their depth, and it struck me as I leafed through it that if I’d been given a book like this when I was growing up I would never have put it down. Actually, I don’t want to put it down now, come to think of it…”
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