The precautionary principle and biological invasion: the case of the House Sparrow on the Lesser Antilles

  title={The precautionary principle and biological invasion: the case of the House Sparrow on the Lesser Antilles},
  author={Philippe Clergeau and Anthony L{\'e}vesque and Olivier Lorvelec},
  journal={International Journal of Pest Management},
  pages={83 - 89}
The capacity to react quickly to species introductions and to plan effective management countermeasures is always difficult, and methodology is lacking. This paper summarizes the different steps of a decision-making protocol applied to the recent establishment of an exotic species, the House Sparrow Passer domesticus, in the Lesser Antilles. This pest bird damages crops, fruits and stored food products and also competes with numerous hole-nesting birds in a large part of its range, and this… 

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