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    Details of this species in Lana`i (Lanai) Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: SPREP 2000
    Arrival Date:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Tomich, 1986 reports that feral cats have been present in Hawaii since the early days of European contact, there are reports of cats being ""common"" in Lana‘i and O‘ahu forests in 1892. He goes on further to report that the feral cat is increasingly suspect as an important predator of Newell’s shearwater (Puffinus newelli see IUCN Red List of Threatened Species )… a threatened bird… and may have destroyed up to 80 percent of one colony nesting there…
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Location Notes:
    Threat to endangered species: Predation by feral cats has been identified as the most serious threat to the decline in populations of the colonies of the endangered Hawaiian petrel (see Pterodroma sandwichensis in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) on the Hawaiian islands. Colonies of petrels have been recorded on Maui in the Haleakala National Park, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Kaua`I, Lana`I and small numbers on Moloka`I (BirdLife International 2006).
    Last Modified: 3/07/2005 2:42:37 p.m.

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