Artist/Author : Prins, Herbert HT (Editor), Tsewang Namgail (Editor), The Dalai Lama (Foreword By)
Stock ID : 17910

Birds migrating across the Himalayan region fly over the highest peaks in the world, facing immense physiological and climatic challenges. The authors show the different strategies used by birds to cope with these challenges. Many wetland avian species are seen in the high-altitude lakes of the Himalayas and the adjoining Tibetan Plateau, such as Bar-Headed Geese. Ringing programmes have generated information about origins and destinations, and Bird Migration Across the Himalayas is the first to present information on the bird’s exact migratory paths. Capitalising on knowledge generated through satellite telemetry, the authors describe the migratory routes of a multitude of birds flying over or skirting the Himalayas. The myriad of threats to migratory birds and the wetland system in the Central Asian Flyway are discussed, with ways to mitigate them. Bird Migration Across the Himalayas will inform and persuade policy-makers and conservation practitioners to take appropriate measures for the long-term survival of this unique migration.

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Cambridge University Press, April 2017.    440 pages, hard cover, 32 plates with 110 colour photos, colour illustrations and colour maps; 52 black and white photos and black and white illustrations, 35 maps, 30 tables