The use of social attraction techniques to restore seabird colonies on Desecheo Island, Puerto Rico

Jose Luis Herrera-Giraldo, Cielo E Figuerola-Hernandez, Coral A Wolf, Ricardo Colon-Merced, Eduardo Ventosa-Febles, Susan Silander & Nick D Holmes
Desecheo Island (117 ha) was historically an important seabird island in the Caribbean with 15 species recorded of which seven are known to breed, including major populations of brown boobies and red-footed bobbies. The introduction of invasive mammals, plus the use of the island as a bombing range, contributed to the extirpation of five of the seven known breeding populations of seabird species and vastly reduced numbers of the remaining two species. The island became...
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