Discovery of Large-billed Reed Warblers in North-eastern Afghanistan

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 18, 2010

The discovery of Large-billed Reed Warblers Acrocephalus orinus in north-eastern Afghanistan, BirdingASIA 12 (2009): 42–45

  • “Protection of this threatened ecosystem [the Wakhan region of Badakshan province, north-eastern Afghanistan], possibly one of the principal breeding habitats for Large-billed Reed Warbler, is a matter of urgency. Conservation measures will have to consider both the development of alternative fuel resources for local inhabitants and the improvement of the existing cultivated lands as an alternative to the current destruction of riparian bushland. However, much of the conservation outlook for the species depends on the broadness (or lack thereof) of its altitudinal and habitat dependence across its yet-to-be-defined potential Western Himalayan range.”
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