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Response to 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.1151939

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Rodríguez-Muñoz et al. raise concerns about our study on the effectiveness of the European Union's Birds Directive, based on the provenance of the trend data used and on the predictions that were tested. Here, we show that our results are robust to different assumptions of uncertainty surrounding trend estimates and that criticisms of the methods stem largely from misunderstandings of the original paper.

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