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The importance of novel and agricultural habitats for the avifauna of an oceanic island

Dallimer, Martin, Parnell, Mark, Bicknell, Jake E., Melo, M. (2012) The importance of novel and agricultural habitats for the avifauna of an oceanic island. Journal for Nature Conservation, 20 (4). pp. 191-199. ISSN 1617-1381. (doi:10.1016/j.jnc.2012.04.001) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:48131)

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Conservation management can no longer rely on protecting pristine habitats, but must consider the

particularly susceptible to the extinction risks that accompany land conversion. Despite this, there is a

such human-modified habitats. Taking Príncipe Island in West Africa as a case study, we investigate how

globally important centre of endemism. Here, recent policy reforms aimed at poverty alleviation and

species were encountered. Survey points in secondary forest and agricultural areas were, on average,

true for both the entire avian assemblage and the endemic species alone. Nevertheless, two IUCN-listed

this habitat. We demonstrate that agricultural areas and novel habitats, such as secondary forest, can

conservation. A double-stranded approach to conservation is therefore required that both protects the

continues to support a large component of the endemic avifauna.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jnc.2012.04.001
Uncontrolled keywords: Agriculture; Agroforestry; Distance sampling; Island species; Gulf of Guinea; São Tomé and Príncipe
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH541 Ecology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: Jake Bicknell
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 16:03 UTC
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