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


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.

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