|Date||26 Mar 2012|
The Roller (Coracias garrulus) was rather numerous and common species well known to local people in Belarus till the 1970's. Bright plumage with predominance of blue color picks out the Roller from common line of Belarus birds. Rapid, almost catastrophic decrease of the Roller numbers started in early 1970's. Cutting down of old forests, deforestation and wide use of insecticides in agriculture were the mains reasons of population decline for this species. At present the population of the Roller in Belarus is 30-50 pairs.
This project is linking research with conservation action. Ongoing conservation initiatives pertaining to the Roller in Belarus focus on investigation on the ecological and biological behavior of the species in its habitat. This project is designed to fill important information gaps regarding causes of the species decline and contribute to improved understanding of the species distribution and initiate some conservation action.
The following results will be obtained consequently:
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