The Importance of Tropical Montane Cloud Forests for Endemic and Threatened Birds

  • Adrian J. Long
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 110)


Rampant growth in human population and economic development is resulting in the exhaustion of the planet’s natural resources at a speed that threatens the earth’s biodiversity. Biota are being lost (including species with significant economic or medicinal potential); in some cases even before they have been identified by science. An urgent conservation priority must be to halt the destruction of natural ecosystems and promote their protection. However, biodiversity is not distributed evenly over the surface of the earth, and as a matter of urgency, conservationists should be identifying areas where habitat destruction is most likely to result in global extinctions.


Bird Species Habitat Loss Threatened Species Montane Forest Cloud Forest 
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