Exponential population increase in the endangered Ouvéa Parakeet (Eunymphicus uvaeensis) after community-based protection from nest poaching

  title={Exponential population increase in the endangered Ouv{\'e}a Parakeet (Eunymphicus uvaeensis) after community-based protection from nest poaching},
  author={Nicolas Barr{\'e} and J{\"o}rn Theuerkauf and Ludovic Verfaille and P. Primot and Maurice Saoumo{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
The Ouvéa Parakeet (Eunymphicus uvaeensis), endemic to Ouvéa Island (Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, south-west Pacific), is a rainforest bird that is dependent on tree cavities for nesting. It is threatened by deforestation, but also by competition for nest sites with introduced bees, harvesting for pets, and potentially predation by introduced species. Despite these threats, we show that the Ouvéa Parakeet population increased exponentially from an estimated 617 (274–996) birds in 1993 to 2… Expand

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