10. Conservation Prospects for Tropical Birds

  1. Navjot S. Sodhi1,
  2. Çağan H. Şekercioğlu2,
  3. Jos Barlow3 and
  4. Scott K. Robinson4

Published Online: 23 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch10

Conservation of Tropical Birds

Conservation of Tropical Birds

How to Cite

Sodhi, N. S., Şekercioğlu, Ç. H., Barlow, J. and Robinson, S. K. (2011) Conservation Prospects for Tropical Birds, in Conservation of Tropical Birds, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342611.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    National University of Singapore

  2. 2

    Stanford University, USA

  3. 3

    Lancaster University, UK

  4. 4

    University of Florida, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334821

Online ISBN: 9781444342611



  • conservation prospects for tropical birds - successes and failures of bird reintroductions;
  • latitude distribution of protected areas - as percentage of all land area, as absolute area (histogram);
  • protection and triage - protected areas (PAs) - covering 12% of Earth's land surface, mostly in the Amazon;
  • density of all bird species and insectivorous bird species - in agricultural areas and in protected savannah in the northern Serengeti (Africa);
  • endangered Cebu Flowerpecker (Dicaeum quadricolor) - beneficiary of habitat protection;
  • impact of conservation action - preventing extinctions of tropical forest birds;
  • protected area network, for tropical birds - expanded, benefitting other taxonomic groups;
  • bird conservation in human-dominated landscapes - human footprint on the planet, expanding, and few areas escaping human impact;
  • impact of replacing habitat, with strips of tress on species richness (S) of 18 forest specialist bird species - relative to impact on 96 non-forest specialist bird species;
  • livelihoods and bird conservation - funds from birdwatching, supporting local economies and conservation efforts


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Protection and triage

  • Bird conservation in human-dominated landscapes

  • Population augmentation

  • Livelihoods and bird conservation

  • Education and capacity building

  • Enhancing knowledge of tropical birds