Pheasants : status survey and conservation action plan 2000-2004

As large ground-dwelling birds, pheasants are widely hunted for food, plumage and the live bird trade – consequently many species are threatened. They are largely dependent on forested habitats, making them highly vulnerable to deforestation and habitat degradation. The first edition covered 1995-1999, and many of its recommendations have been addressed. This new edition provides an update, including a new set of conservation projects with international priority for initiation during the period 2000-4. It contains details of practical work that is most urgently required to help protect each of the threatened species