Inventory of alien birds and mammals in the Wallis and Futuna archipelago

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Publication Date: 
2010
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[El]
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Available online
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4 Pages
Content Item Id: 
37564
Inventory of alien birds and mammals in the Wallis and Futuna archipelago
Abstract: 

In November 2007 and November 2008, we conducted a bird and mammal survey on Wallis and Futuna. We found two non-native bird species on Wallis: the Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) and the Chestnut-breasted Munia (Lonchura castaneothorax), and one on Futuna: the Jungle Myna (Acridotheres fuscus). We also recorded Black Rats (Rattus rattus) on Futuna, a recent introduction to this island. The introduction of 3 bird species and Black Rats in the last decade denotes a lack of preventive measures and demonstrates that the issue of invasive species has not received sufficient priority

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No
Record Id: 
76246