Biological Invasions

, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp 2975–2978 | Cite as

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

  • Jörn Theuerkauf
  • Hervé Jourdan
  • Sophie Rouys
  • Roman Gula
  • Marta Gajewska
  • Katarzyna Unrug
  • Ralph Kuehn
Invasion Note

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.

Keywords

Biological invasions Myna Munia Rat Rattus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jörn Theuerkauf
    • 1
  • Hervé Jourdan
    • 2
  • Sophie Rouys
    • 3
  • Roman Gula
    • 1
  • Marta Gajewska
    • 4
  • Katarzyna Unrug
    • 4
  • Ralph Kuehn
    • 5
  1. 1.Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Applied Zoology Laboratory, UMR CBGP, Institut de Recherche pour le DéveloppementNouméaNew Caledonia
  3. 3.Société Calédonienne d’OrnithologieNouméaNew Caledonia
  4. 4.Department of Genetics and Laboratory Animals BreedingMaria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of OncologyWarsawPoland
  5. 5.Unit of Molecular Zoology, Chair of Zoology, Department of Animal Science Life Science CentreTU MünchenFreisingGermany

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