Urban Raptors: Ecology and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Cities
edited by Clint Boal, Cheryl R. Dykstra


Paperback | Jun 2018 | Island Press | 9781610918404 | 232pp | 229x152mm | Forthcoming | RFB | AUD$54.99, NZD$64.99


 

The go-to single source of information on urban birds of prey

Urban Raptors is the first book to offer a complete overview of urban ecosystems in the context of bird-of-prey ecology and conservation. This comprehensive volume examines the urban environment, explains why some species adapt to urban areas but others do not, and introduces modern research tools to help in the study of urban raptors. It delves into climate change adaptation, human-wildlife conflict, and the unique risks birds of prey face in urban areas before concluding with real-world wildlife management case studies and suggestions for future research and conservation efforts.

Among researchers, urban green space planners, wildlife management agencies, birders, and informed citizens alike, Urban Raptors will foster a greater understanding of birds of prey and an increased willingness to accommodate them as important members, not intruders, of our cities.