Birds of the UK Overseas Territories


Birds of the UK Overseas Territories Editor: Roger Riddington Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Information Pages: 336 Illustrations and other contents: 250 colour photos and illustrations Language: English ISBN: 9781472977250 Categories: , , Tag:

Based on a series of articles in the journal British Birds, this book highlights the international importance of the UK’s 14 Overseas Territories for birds and other wildlife. Many of these places are small islands dispersed mostly across the Atlantic, Antarctic and Pacific Oceans, where they are home to a quarter of the world’s penguins and a third of the word’s breeding albatrosses, as well as 34 species that are globally threatened. With a foreword by RSPB President, Miranda Krestovnikoff, this book will be a ‘must have’ for anyone interested in international conservation or wanting to visit some of these jewels in the UK’s natural history crown.

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Author Biography

Richard Porter is the editor of this book. Richard worked for the RSPB for many years (1968-1999) and then for BirdLife International, particularly in the Middle East. Richard remains an adviser on bird conservation for BirdLife International (of whom he is a Member of Honour), and is the author or co-author of several books on the Middle East, including a Helm field guide to the region, and the ground-breaking Poyser monograph Flight Identification of European Raptors.