Release:2017, Vol. 3. №2
About the authors:Mariya A. Gritsina, Junior Researcher, Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (Tashkent); firstname.lastname@example.org
The territory of the Kashkadarya Province of Uzbekistan is important for the migration, breeding and wintering of many representatives of avifauna. Up to 315 species from 19 orders and 56 families (out of 464 birds in total recorded in Uzbekistan) can be found in the Kashkadarya Province alone. 57 of them are rare endangered species included in the Red Book of the Republic of Uzbekistan, IUCN, CITES and CMS Applications. The avifauna is not stable in composition, as anthropogenic factors and climate changes have greatly impacted the species diversity and populations size for the last 50-70 years. Since the late 1980s — early 1990s, 13 new endangered species of birds have been recorded in the area that had never been found there before.