Bird Conservation No.7 December 2008

The importance of organisations such as the BirdLife Partnership, RSPB and other ornithological institutions was once again brought to the fore during 2005, this time with the outbreak of Avian Flu in South-east Asia. In the face of widespread media hype, these organisations, which have access to up-to-date information on the disease and its transmission, were able to bring some common sense to the groundless panic that has spread
needlessly throughout the world.

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