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Ethiopian surveys find high densities of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco but highlight threats

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Reports surfbirds.com.

Recent surveys of Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco Tauraco ruspolii suggest that rates of habitat change have been very fast in the northern part of the species’s range, where large areas have been converted to agriculture and plantations of exotic trees.


“The results of this survey will be of immediate use for conservation, as the Ethiopian Wildlife and Natural History Society [EWNHS, BirdLife in Ethiopia], prepares to develop a Conservation Action Plan for Prince Ruspoli’s Turaco”, said Mengistu Wondafrash, Executive Director of EWNHS.

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