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Comment on "International Conservation Policy Delivers Benefits for Birds in Europe"

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Science  22 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5866, pp. 1042
DOI: 10.1126/science.1151810

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Donald et al. (Reports, 10 August 2007, p. 810) assessed the impact of the European Union's Birds Directive, a conservation policy enacted in 1979, and reported evidence for positive population changes in targeted species. We argue that their conclusions are overstatements based on unsuitable data and inappropriate analyses.

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