The Extinction of the Carolina Parakeet

  title={The Extinction of the Carolina Parakeet},
  author={Mikko Saikku},
  journal={Environmental History Review},
  pages={1 - 18}
  • Mikko Saikku
  • Published 1 October 1990
  • History
  • Environmental History Review
In colonizing new areas, Europeans have radically altered the face of the countryside all over the world. Among the most dramatic examples of this are the changes in North America since the 17th century. Within the past two hundred years North America has lost more bird species than any other continental area of comparable size; all these species have been specialized endemics that could not survive after the continent was suddenly settled by Europeans.3 The best-known example of a North… 

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