Fatu Hiva Monarch on the brink of extinction

3. November 2015 17:19

The Fatu Hiva Monarch is not as well-known as its cousin, the Tahiti Monarch, but i’s existence is even more threatened.  It lives on Fatu Hiva, a remote island which is part of the Marquesas Archipelago, 1500 km from Tahiti.  There are now just 25 adults left in the world and as few as 5 fertile pairs.  Its survival totally depends on controlling predator threats to the birds and nests in the valleys where it lives...

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