December 4, 2008.- La enciclopedia de las aves de Espaa, a joint initiative of the BBVA Foundation and SEO/BirdLife, is intended as an introduction for the general reader into the fascinating world of birds. This interactive, multimedia publication offers key facts on the life and habits of more than 500 bird species that reside, visit or have been spotted in Spain, along with their distribution patterns and the threats that confront them.
As well as the recreational and learning side of the bird-watching world, the encyclopedia describes the campaigns being conducted by environmentalist NGOs in favor of their conservation, and informs citizens wishing to get involved on how they can best contribute to this effort.
The first edition of this DVD-book runs to 60,000 copies and is supplemented by a dedicated website (www.enciclopediadelasaves.es), the idea being to reach as wide a public as possible. Though presented in an easy-to-read, educational style, the data contained in La enciclopedia de las aves de Espaa draw on published scientific information and the expertise of the large network of volunteer ornithologists some 4,000 in all who collaborate regularly with SEO/BirdLife, compiling censuses of species or engaging in habitat recovery and public awareness campaigns.
A team of forty persons, plus over fifty collaborators and consultants, have worked for over two years under the editorial supervision of SEO/BirdLife to put together this multimedia project, making use of the latest computer technologies. Its authors, among them various reputed ornithologists, have strived to present their facts in plain language, accessible to the non-specialist reader, without sacrificing scientific accuracy. By this means, it is hoped, La enciclopedia de las aves de Espaa will reach both an uninitiated public (children, young people, and adults) and those familiar with the subject bu
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