On the extinction of the Dune Shearwater (Puffinus holeae) from the Canary Islands

@article{Rando2009OnTE,
  title={On the extinction of the Dune Shearwater (Puffinus holeae) from the Canary Islands},
  author={Juan Carlos Rando and Josep Antoni Alcover},
  journal={Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2009},
  volume={151},
  pages={365-369}
}
Insular ecosystems have been subjected to severe hardship during the last millennia. Large numbers of insular bird species have undergone local disappearances and full extinctions, and a high number of insular birds are currently categorised as endangered species. In most of these cases, extinction—or endangerment—is in direct relation to the arrival of ‘aboriginal’ and/or imperialist waves of human settlement. Insular bird extinction events have been documented to have occurred at times… Expand

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