Assessment and Conservation of Threatened Bird Species at Laojunshan, Sichuan, China

Jie Wang

Laojunshan Natural Reserve, located in Pingshan County of southern Sichuan Province, is a Global 200 ecoregion (WWF).This area harbours a tremendous diversity of plants and and animals including a high diversity of endemic bird species. Laojunshan forests are vulnerable mainly due to conversion of forest to agriculture land and exploitation for timber. Two field work strategies will be used: 'En bloc-Assessment' to produce an avifauna census and ecological assessments, to explore environmental problems and possible solutions through community approach, and species surveys to assess the conservation status of some threatened endemic bird species.