Digitalt nytrykk av original fra 1981 (print on demand)
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are rightly of great interest and concern to the birdwatcher. Most teem with
thousands of waders, geese, ducks, gulls and other species that use them at
times throughout the year; they are also among the last of the wild places left
in Britain and Europe.
The ‘Birds of Estuaries Enquiry’ (sponsored by the Nature Conservancy
Council and organised by the BTO, RSPB and the Wildfowl Trust) spanned six
years, and Tony Prater’s report now provides a detailed insight into the birds
which use and, in many cases, depend on this special habitat.
Of great interest to birdwatchers, the book also will be essential reading for
professional conservationists and all involved in the planning and use of
estuaries. It assesses the importance of each estuary and the distribution and
numbers of all species generally present, and by setting this in an
international framework demonstrates the remarkable importance of the estuaries
around these islands.
Threats to the fabric of the landscape and its wildlife abound, and estuaries
are not exempt. Barrage schemes, industrial and agricultural reclamations and
many other pressures exist and are the subject of chapters which survey the
situation, now and in the future.
The text is graced by John Busby’s accomplished and evocative drawings and
there are numerous maps and diagrams as well as photographs of typical
Jacket illustration by John Busby