The cranes are among the most ancient and distinctive families of birds on earth, yet they are among the world's most threatened groups of birds. This action plan describes the many different sorts of threats facing cranes especially as they migrate through different countries, and the many solutions that have been attempted to overcome them. It is intended for all those involved in crane conservation, including conservation biologists, conservation organisations, other non-governemental organisations, international development agencies, political, civic, and business leaders, funding agencies and foundations, educators, members of the general public
At head of title page : Status survey and conservation action plan. Includes bibliographic references. Electronic version available by chapter, in html format.