Wild Rwanda; Where to Watch Birds, Primates and Other Wildlife
Want to gaze into the eyes of a mountain gorilla, or marvel at the almost-human antics of chimps? Have you dreamed of seeking out the mysterious endemic birds of the Albertine Rift Mountains? Are you looking for a destination that is still firmly African, but is completely different from the normal “safari circuit”? If so, then Rwanda is your destination, and this book will guide you to the best natural sites in this gem of a country. Despite its tragic past, the Rwanda of today is one of Africa’s safest, cleanest, and most stable countries.
A far cry from the dull, text-heavy site guides of the past, this book is copiously illustrated with over 160 spectacular photos that show the region’s beautiful landscapes, mammals, and birds. There are detailed maps, full chapters on biogeography and trip planning, a specialties section covering the region’s best mammals and birds, and indexed species lists. This book is concerned not only with guiding you to the species that you want to find, but also with enriching your understanding of Rwanda. Even someone with no interest in travel with enjoy this glimpse into the mountainous heart of Africa. And this guide is indispensible for anyone planning or considering a trip to Rwanda, whether you are spending a couple of days tracking mountain gorillas, or weeks seeking out the country’s avian riches.
- ISBN: 9788496553965
- Author(s): Ken Behrens, Christian Boix, Keith Barnes
- Stock Code: 6553965
- Format: Paperback
- Illustrations: Maps
- Pages: 256
- Published: 2014
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This comprehensive volume provides individual overviews for 58 countries summarising their ornithological importance, ecological background, the political context for conservation and site conservation issues. The data and information has been gathered by people working at grassroots level all over Africa and provide detailed site characteristics, protection status, bird species for which the site is significant and threats and specific conservation issues concerning the site.
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Birds of Western Africa (Helm, 2001) was the first single-volume guide to cover all the species of this region, which comprises 23 countries from Senegal and southern Mauritania east to Chad and the Central African Republic, and south to Congo. This new edition uses all of the plates from Birds of Western Africa, with a concise, authoritative text on facing pages, to create a conveniently-sized, lightweight field reference covering all 1300 species found in the region. The book also has updated colour distribution maps for each species placed on the text pages for the first time. A number of new images have been painted for this new edition and several of the illustrations have been replaced. This major new guide will enable birders to identify any species found in any of the countries covered.
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