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dc.contributor.authorBUCHANAN Graemeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDONALD Paulen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFISHPOOL Lincoln D.c.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorARINAITWE Julius A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBALMAN Marken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMAYAUX Philippeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-25T14:36:28Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-23en_GB
dc.date.available2010-02-25T14:36:28Z-
dc.date.created2009-09-17en_GB
dc.date.issued2009en_GB
dc.date.submitted2009-08-31en_GB
dc.identifier.citationBIRD CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL vol. 19 no. 1 p. 49-61en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0959-2709en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://journals.cambridge.orgen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53965-
dc.description.abstractOver 1,200 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) have been identified in Africa, each meeting at least one of four objective criteria that identify it as an area of high conservation importance for birds. Despite their biodiversity value, many IBAs are threatened by habitat degradation and a high proportion lack legal protection.We integrate an inventory of these IBAs with remote sensing data to identify patterns that could be used to assess priorities for monitoring and conservation. Land cover composition in IBAs differed significantly from that in buffer zones of the same area immediately surrounding them and was significantly more homogeneous. Agriculture and deforestation were the most prevalent threats to IBAs, particularly in IBAs containing a high proportion of dense forest or shrub. Human population density within IBAs was no lower than that immediately outside IBAs, and was around three times higher than the average for sub-Saharan Africa. However, projected human population growth was lower than the average for sub-Saharan Africa, with the projected increase greatest in IBAs with a high proportional cover of dense forest and mosaic woodland and lowest in IBAs with a higher grassland component.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.3-Global environement monitoringen_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherCAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESSen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC53965en_GB
dc.titleAn Assessment of Land Cover and Threats in Important Bird Areas in Africaen_GB
dc.typeArticles in periodicals and booksen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0959270908007697en_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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