Papers in the Biological Sciences


Preservation Efforts: Review of Endangered Birds. Management Techniques for Preserving Threatened Species. Proceedingsof a symposium, Madison, Wis., Aug. 1977 by Stanley A. Temple

Paul A. Johnsgard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Document Type Article

Published in Science, New Series, Vol. 203, No. 4379. (Feb. 2, 1979), pp. 428-429. Copyright © 1979 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Used by permission.


In 1977 an international symposium brought together scientists having expertise in the conservation and management of the world's endangered species of birds. The resulting publication includes 50 papers that were presented at the symposium, together with some concluding remarks. Although this is certainly an impressive assemblage of papers and topics, it should be noted that only about 40 species are mentioned in the proceedings, as compared with a total of 265 species and 140 subspecies worldwide that are currently believed to be threatened. [...] It should obviously be part of the library of any biologist concerned with the conservation and management of endangered bird species.