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Author Kam, Jan van de.

Title Invisible connections : why migrating shorebirds need the Yellow Sea / [photographs by] Jan van de Kam with Phill Battley ... [and others]
Edition [Second edition]
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2010


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Description 156 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 x 29 cm
regular print
Contents Time is running out -- Shorebird lifestyles -- Flyways -- The tundra -- A southern holiday? -- Tidal flat specialists -- International partnerships -- The heart of the flyway
Summary Each year, invisible to the naked eye, millions of migrating shorebirds fly from Australasia towards the tidal flats of the Yellow Sea bordering China and Korea. Each flock is made up of individuals using whatever strategies they can muster to endure the flights, weather the storms and find safe havens to rest and refuel on their long journeys to the breeding grounds in Siberia or Alaska. Once there, successful reproduction of as many individuals as possible is key to survival. --
Shorebird migration is one of nature's most spectacular phenomena, creating surprising and hitherto poorly understood links between countries, habitats and people. Jan van de Kam's beautiful images, together with the compelling words of his colleagues, illustrate the magnitude of the feats performed by migrating shorebirds and the vital need for the connections that bind them to habitats to be sustained. --
This book invites you to discover the risks inherent in a shorebird's migratory lifestyle and the additional challenges created by expanding human populations. It reveals the crucial role that the shoreline of the Yellow Sea plays in shorebird migration and highlights the need for this unique and threatened habitat to be saved for future generations of birds and people. --Book Jacket
Analysis Birds
Threatened communities
Notes "Jan van de Kam with Phil Battley, Brian McCaffery, Danny Rogers, Jae-Sang Hong, Nial Moores, Ju Yung-Ki, Jan Lewis & Theunis Piersma"
First ed. published: Wageningen : Wetlands International, 2008; with text in Korean, English and Chinese
Subject Shore birds -- Ecology -- Yellow Sea.
Shore birds -- Habitat -- Conservation -- Yellow Sea.
Shore birds -- Migration -- Yellow Sea.
Shore birds -- Migration.
Shore birds -- New Zealand.
Shore birds -- Yellow Sea Coast (Korea) -- Pictorial works.
Shore birds -- Yellow Sea -- Pictorial works.
Shore birds -- Yellow Sea.
Shore birds.
Water birds -- Ecology -- Yellow Sea.
Water birds -- Yellow Sea.
Yellow Sea Coast (Korea)
Genre/Form Illustrated works.
Author Battley, Phill
IUCN--The World Conservation Union. Ramsar Convention Bureau (2008)
Wetlands International.
LC no. 2010478150
ISBN 9780643096592 (paperback)