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Survey of the occurrence and relative abundance of raptors in Guinea subject to international trade 2008

Terrestrial CITES Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures 978-1-86107-601-4 0963-8091 Birds Birds of particular localities Evidence International JNCC report series Species Surveillance and Monitoring 412

Abstract

In the last 10 years, Guinea has emerged as a significant exporter of live wild birds to the United Kingdom and the European Community. This trade has involved a significant number of birds of prey. Due to concerns over the sustainability of this trade, some of these species have been subject to import suspensions into the European Community under regulations implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). This project was initiated by the CITES Authorities in the UK, in collaboration with the relevant authorities in Guinea, and aimed to provide a shared and improved understanding of the current status and distribution in Guinea of diurnal and nocturnal raptors on which to base assessments of the sustainability of any trade.

Counts of raptors were undertaken by driving road transects, supplemented by spot counts, transects on foot and nocturnal surveys, as a rapid but rigorous and reproducible survey technique which would provide information on distribution and relative abundance of birds of prey in Guinea. Although, the current project concentrated on collecting information on diurnal raptors and owls, information was also gathered opportunistically on other birds encountered during surveys which may also be in trade from Guinea, notably bustards (Otidae), hornbills (Bucerotidae) and African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus).

The report is available in English and in French, and is accompanied by an annex, provided as an addendum in 2020, containing distribution maps.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2008··

Citation
Rondeau, G., Moussa Condeé, M., Ahon, B., Diallo, O. & Pouakouyou, D. 2008. Survey of the occurrence and relative abundance of raptors in Guinea subject to international trade. JNCC Report No. 412, JNCC, Peterborough.

Lineage
This report provides a shared and improved understanding of the current status and distribution of diurnal and nocturnal raptors in Guinea.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·06·02

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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