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Bird conservation and agriculture: a pivotal moment?
Article first published online: 8 DEC 2009
© 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 British Ornithologists’ Union
Volume 152, Issue 1, pages 176–179, January 2010
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WILSON, J. D., EVANS, A. D. and GRICE, P. V. (2010), Bird conservation and agriculture: a pivotal moment?. Ibis, 152: 176–179. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-919X.2009.00992.x
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- Article first published online: 8 DEC 2009
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