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Signatura:Biblioteca OET: S3086. 574.52642 T856.
Tít.Analit.: Tropical montane cloud forests.
Autor: Long, A.J; Hamilton, Lawrence S, (ed.); Juvik, J.O, (ed.); Scatena, Frederick N, (ed.).
Dirección: E-mail: hamiltonx2@mindspring.com.
Título: The importance of tropical montane cloud forests for endemic and threatened birds. Importancia del bosque nuboso tropical montano para especies de aves endémicas y amenazadas. (ISBN 0-387-94323-4.)
P.imprenta: p. 79-106. Año 1995. Editorial New York, Springer-Verlag New York Inc, US.
Descriptores: ANIMALS; CHORDATES; VERTEBRATES; PASSERIFORMES; BIRDS.
INDIGENOUS ORGANISMS; ENDANGERED SPECIES; CLOUD FOREST ECOLOGY; CLOUD FORESTS; MOUNTAIN ECOLOGY; BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION; CHAMAEPETES UNICOLOR; ODONTOPHORIDAE; ODONTOPHORUS LEUCOLAEMUS; GEOTRYGON COSTARICENSIS; SEMNORNIS FRANTZII; THRIPADECTES RUFOBRUNNEUS; SCYTALOPUS ARGENTIFRONS; MYIODYNASTES HEMICHRYSUS; TROGLODYTIDAE; TROGLODYTES OCHRACEUS; TANGARA DOWII; OTUS CLARKII; ODONTOPHORUS DIALEUCOS; MARGARORNIS BELLULUS; CHLOROSPINGUS INORNATUS; CHLOROSPINGUS TACARCUNAE.
COSTA RICA; CENTRAL AMERICA.
AREA DE CONSERVACION LA AMISTAD CARIBE; AREA DE CONSERVACION ARENAL TEMPISQUE; MONTEVERDE CLOUD FOREST RESERVE; CORDILLERA DE TALAMANCA; PARQUE INTERNACIONAL LA AMISTAD.
Resumen: BirdLife's Biodiversity Project has advanced the analysis of avian endemism throughout the world by collecting data on all land birds that have had, in historical times, a total global breeding range estimated at less than 50,000 km2 ("restricted-range species"), which is about the size of Costa Rica. The 50,000 km2 range size criterion is arbitrary, but produces a manageable sample of species that are most vulnerable to habitat destruction and need some form of protection. The Costa Rican and Panamanian higlands Endemic Bird Areas (EBAs), with 52 species, has one of the highest species numbers in the world, although it is only 30,000 km2 in size. Cloud forest is the principal habitat for 10 of the species, and most of the other endemics can be found in this habitat. The montane forests of Central America are relatively well protected with several large biosphere reserves such as El Triunfo in Chiapas, Mexico, and La Amistad Biosphere Reserve in the Cordillera de Talamanca of Costa Rica and Panama. Identifying key sites is essential for the conservation of biological diversity, and it is clear that many of the world's tropical mountain cloud forests are important for restricted-range and threatened bird species. BirdLife is making further additions and adjustments to its databases on biodiversity and threatened species and eventually hopes to store information on all bird species. The application of the Biodiversity Project methodology to the more widespread species would identify new areas and further refine those already highlighted by the project. Nevertheless, the Biodiversity Project and associated threatened species analysis already have laid the foundation for work to begin on improving the conservation status of many key areas
Compiled by: Organization for Tropical Studies


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