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Report of the American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Conservation 1975-76

January 1, 1976

This Committee's report for 1974-75 (Marshall et al. 1975, Auk 92 (4, Suppl.): lB-16B) summarized activities affecting bird conservation in the United States and Canada since 1973, including new legislation, international activities, avian conflicts with industrial and population growth, and habitat preservation. It also summarized the status of many of the endangered birds of North America, and a few critically endangered species elsewhere. The concern expressed in the report for greater participation of scientists outside government in the affairs of government has led to the formation of an AOU Committee on Public Responsibility.

This report focuses on avian conservation problems in two areas, Puerto Rico and the islands of the Bering Sea. Both areas have conservation problems that are significant to ornithologists, there have been major new developments in the status of the birds and their habitats in these areas in the last few years, yet neither area has received the attention this committee feels it deserves.

The Committee thanks Noel Snyder and George Gee for their contributions to this report.

Publication Year 1976
Title Report of the American Ornithologists' Union Committee on Conservation 1975-76
DOI 10.2307/4085079
Authors W.B. King, G.V. Byrd, J.J. Hickey, C.B. Kepler, W. Post, H.A. Raffaele, P. F. Springer, H.F. Snyder, C.M. White, J.N. Wiley
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title The Auk
Index ID 5223849
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center; Patuxent Wildlife Research Center