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    Details of this species in Fregate Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Eradicated
    Source: Merton et al. 2002.
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Cats were introduced in an attempt to control rats.
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Feral cats were eradicated in the 1980s by C.R. Veitch and V. Laboutdallon, with local assistance.
    Location Notes:
    Fregate Island (219 ha) is a privately owned island which was managed as a copra plantation until the 1950s. The forest is now dominated by coconut Cocos nucifera, cashew (Anacardium occidentale), and other formerly cultivated species. Fregate Island is a refuge for two bird species, three invertebrates and a mollusc which are endemic to the Seychelles. It supports the largest populations of six endemic reptiles.
    Last Modified: 15/02/2005 9:53:27 a.m.


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