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Shyama Pagad
Programme Officer
IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group

Lucilla Carnevali
Programme Assistant
IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group


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Endemic to the Juan Fernandez Islands, the ‘Critically Endangered (CR)’ Juan Fernandez Firecrown (Sephanoides fernandensis) is threatened by invasive cats (Felis catus), rats (Rattus spp.), coatis (Nasua nasua), herbivorous mammals (especially rabbits - Oryctolagus cuniculus) and the spread of invasive plants such as elm-leaf blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius) maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) and murtilla (Ugni molinae). Removing these invasive vertebrates and plants is critical to the recovery of this species. 
Predation by introduced mammals such as feral cats, rats and coaties are blamed for declining populations of the ‘Vulnerable (VU)’ Defilippe’s Petrel (Pterodroma defilippiana)  and ‘VU’ Pink-footed Shearwater (Puffinus creatopus) both east Pacific seabirds which breed on these islands.






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