Wednesday, December 1, 2010

World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls

World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls

WWGBP has published the proceedings of several world conferences on raptors as well as of other international meetings since 1989. To honor Robin Chancellor WWGBP has recently begun to digitise these publications and make them accessible free of charge to all interested persons.

The orgininal articles of the following publication can now be downloaded as PDF files from the website of WWGBP (  and ) :

WWGBP: Berlin, London & Paris
ISBN 0254-6388,

This volume comprises 302 pages (size 14.5 x 21 cm, with cover in colour, many black and white photographs, stitched).

A collection of twenty-eight new and original studies by 41 authors from 20 countries world-wide on birds of prey and owls covering a wide range of topics concerning the biology, ecology, status and conservation of these birds. Contributions include: Trends, Status and management of the White-tailed Sea Eagle, Distribution and Status of the Cinereous Vulture, Evaluation of some Breeding Parameters in a population of Eagle Owls, Status and Biology of the Bearded Vulture, Replacement of Mates in a Persecuted Population of Goshawks, Status and Distribution of Diurnal Raptors in Japan, the Migration of Birds of Prey and Storks in the Straits of Messina.

RAPTOR CONSERVATION ( ) is the official and largest WWGBP online discussion board with about 1,300 members. All those seriously interested in the study and conservation of diurnal and nocturnal birds of prey (Falconiformes and Strigiformes) worldwide may subscribe.

To join this group please send an email to  with a copy to  informing us of your background and interests. By using this group, you can send information simultaneously to the complete group of interested raptor specialists and enthusiasts. You will regularly receive by e-mail news items of interest, conference announcements, members' requests for information, etc. in the shortest possible time.

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