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|Alifano, Aurora, R. Griffiths and W Jolley. 2012. Final Operational Report for the Removal of Introduced House Mice from Allen Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas. Island Conservation. Unpublished document prepared for Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Nassau, Bahamas.||June 7, 2014||Alifano, Aurora, R. Griffiths and W Jolley. 2012.||In May 2012, the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) together with Island Conservation (IC) undertook the removal of introduced House Mice (Mus musculus) from Allen Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas. The removal of mice was a necessary step in the restoration of the native environment of the cay, which is an important breeding and nesting site for Audubon’s shearwater (Puffinus lherminieri) and the endemic Allen Cay Rock Iguana (Cyclura cychlura inornata).
Rodent bait containing brodifacoum was successfully applied to the 6 ha cay by hand broadcast. Monitoring efforts during the operation found no evidence of non-target mortality over 15 days following the initial application of bait. The removal of mice as a food source is expected to limit the presence of owls on Allen Cay, and subsequently reduce current levels of shearwater mortality attributed to owl predation. Observations of shearwater census plots and monitoring of banded individuals, indicating population changes and survivorship will provide a measure of these outcomes at Allen Cay. Allen Cay rock iguanas will be relocated to the cay after the operation has been confirmed successful and monitoring of the iguana population will continue.
|Alifano, Aurora. 2012. Operational Plan for Eradication of House Mice (Mus musculus) from Allen Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas. Island Conservation. Unpublished document prepared for Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Nassau, Bahamas.||June 7, 2014||Alifano, Aurora. 2012.||This Operational Plan for the eradication of introduced House mice (Mus musculus) from Allen Cay in the Exuma Islands, Bahamas outlines the operational structure and individual tasks and responsibilities required to implement and fulfill the goal and objectives of the proposed project.|
|Alifano, Aurora. 2012. Restoration of Allen Cay: A Feasibility Assessment for the Removal of Mice. Island Conservation. Unpublished document prepared for Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Nassau, Bahamas.||June 7, 2014||Alifano, Aurora. 2012.||This proposal recommends a strategy for the restoration of Allen Cay. Removing mice and discouraging barn owls from using Allen Cay will permit the recovery of the shearwater population which has decreased dramatically in the last two decades and should benefit other native species present. Subsequent plans to enhance breeding habitat will increase the chance of recruitment and increase of the iguana population.|
|CABI 2014. Caribbean Invasive Alien Species Network (CIASNET) Flyer. “Regional Networking and Strategy Development for Invasive Alien Species in CEPF Key Biodiversity Areas”.||May 28, 2014||This Flyer provides information on the CABI/CEPF project "Regional Networking and Strategy Development for Invasive Alien Species in the CEPF Priority KBAs" in the Caribbean|
|The Bahamas National Trust. Invasive Alien Species. Cane Toad Aka Marine Toad (Rhinella Marina formerly Bufus marinus). Technical Bulletin 2.||May 28, 2014||This Bulletin provides information on the identification and Behavioral pattern of Cane Toads.|
|The Bahamas National Trust. Invasive Alien Species. Cane Toad Aka Marine Toad (Rhinella Marina formerly Bufus marinus). Technical Bulletin 1.||May 28, 2014||This Bulletin provides instructions on how to reduce the incidence of and deal with Cane toads on your property.|
|Inter Press Service. 2014. Predatory LionFish Decimating Caribbean Reefs||May 28, 2014||This news article also focuses on management of the Invasive Lion Fish Pterois Volitans in the Bahamas.|
|Invasive Species PSA/Jingle Competition.||May 28, 2014|
|Christopher Pala. 2014. As Lion Fish Invades, divers defend threatened Ecosystems. News & Analysis. SCIENCE, Vol 343. 2014.||May 28, 2014||Christopher Pala. 2014.||This news article focuses on management of the Invasive Lion Fish Pterois Volitans in the Bahamas.|
|January 2014. Invasive Species Compendium Caribbean News.||May 28, 2014||In this issue of the Newsletter, seven new datasheets have been published while a number of datasheets have been reviewed and will be updated|
|S.R. Smith, W.J. van der Burg, A.O. Debrot, G. van Buurt, J.A. de Freitas. 2014. Key Elements towards a joint invasive species strategy for the Dutch Caribbean.||May 28, 2014||S.R. Smith, W.J. van der Burg, A.O. Debrot, G. van Buurt, J.A. de Freitas. 2014.||The ever increasing international traffic of persons and goods has resulted in the arrival of a whole range of species in the Caribbean Netherlands (CN). These would never have reached the islands by natural processes alone. They have profited from this increased mobility. Insects are transported in suitcases, marine species are transported in ballast water, terrestrial plants and animals are escaping from cultivation and capacity. The majority of these species are not sufficiently adapted to the new environments to survive, let alone produce offspring. But some are and for years such species may remain unnoticed whilst adapted to the new environments to survive. This is the so called Lag Phase. When circumstances are right, they may profilerate exponentially because they occupy a niche that was more or less empty or one where the species was less competitive.|
|Adolphe O. Debrot, Martin Ruitjer, Wempy Endarwin, Pim Van Hooft, and Kai Wulf, 2014. Predation threats to the Red billed Tropicbird breeding colony of Saba: focus on cats||May 28, 2014||Adolphe O. Debrot, Martin Ruitjer, Wempy Endarwin, Pim Van Hooft, and Kai Wulf, 2014.||Feral domestic cats (Felis catus) are recognised as one of the most devastating alien predator species in the world and are a major threat to nesting colonies of the Red billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aethereus) on Saba Island, Dutch Caribbean. Cats and rats are both known to impact nesting seabirds and hence are both potential threats to the tropicbird on Saba. However, whereas the tropicbird has coexisted with rats for centuries, cats have only recently become a problem ( since about 2000). Several Studies from the region suggest that the tropicbird maybe less vulnerable to rats but cats have been unequivocally implicated in the depredation of tropicbird nests on Saba (unpublished data, Michiel Boeken). In this study, baseline data was collected on cat, rat, distribution, and cat diet and health.|
|2014 Guide Conferences, Workshops, Events, Training opportunities in Island and Coastal Conservation.||May 28, 2014|
|Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute. Newsletter. 2013.||May 28, 2014|
|Demian A. Willette, Julien Chalifour, A.O. Dolfi Debrot, M. Sabine Engel, Jeff Miller, Hazel A. Oxenford, Frederick T. Short, Sassha C. C. Steiner, Fabien Vedie, 2014. Continued expansion of the trans-Atlanti Caribbean invasive marine agiosperm Halophila Stipulacea in the Eastern Caribbean. Aquatic Botany. Volume 112. pages 98-102.||May 28, 2014||Demian A. Willette, Julien Chalifour, A.O. Dolfi Debrot, M. Sabine Engel, Jeff Miller, Hazel A. Oxenford, Frederick T. Short, Sassha C. C. Steiner, Fabien Vedie, 2014||Halophila stipulacea (Hydrocharitaceae) is reported for the first time from Aruba, Curaçao, Grenadines (Grenada), St. Eustatius, St. John (US Virgin Islands), St. Martin (France), and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, bringing the total number of known occurrences from eastern Caribbean islands to 19. Native to the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean, H. stipulacea spread to the Mediterranean Sea in the late 1800s and became established in the eastern Caribbean in 2002. The species has dispersed north and south of its first sighting in Grenada and now spans a latitudinal distance of 6° (>700 km), most likely facilitated by a combination of commercial and recreational boat traffic. The contunuing range expansion of H.stipulacea indicates the species has successfully acclimated to surviving in the Caribbean environment, warranting further investigation into its ecological interactions with indigenous seagrasses.|
|Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago. 2013.Ministry of health conform local cases of Influenza A/H1N1.||May 28, 2014||This Media release highlights the incidence of A/H1N1 virus in the Caribbean.|
|International Coral Reef Initiative. 2013. Regional Strategy for the Control of Invasive Lion Fish in the Wider Caribbean.||May 28, 2014||In January 2010, in recognition of the severity of the lionfish invasion and its impact on coral reefs and local communities, the 24th General Meeting of the International Coral Reef
Initiative (ICRI) agreed to set up an Adhoc Committee to develop a strategic plan for the control of lionfish in the Wider Caribbean. The Strategy described in this document is one of the the actions implemented by the Ad Hoc Committee, known as the Regional Lionfish Committee (RLC). It seeks to build on the existing programs and efforts aimed at minimising the impacts of the Lionfish in the region, and to provide a framework for action and a regionally coordinated response to the Lion Fish threat.
|Department of Marine Respurces. 2013. Critical Situation Analysis (CSA) of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) Status, ad Management, The Bahamas, 201n3 Under MTIASIC project.||May 28, 2014||This Critical Situation Analysis (CSA) provides a comprehensive view of the occurrence, trends and distribution of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) in the Bahamas. It evaluates gaps in existing institutional, legislative and policy frameworks. It also describes the profile of the Bahamas and includes the Bahamas National Protected Area System. The CSA contains information from the National Invasice Species Strategy (NISS) that was originally completed in 2003 and updated in 2013.|
|Adam C. Brown. 2008. Status and Range of Introduced Mammals on St. Martin, Lesser Antilles. Living World, J. Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists’ Club.||May 28, 2014||Adam C. Brown. 2008.||The introduction of mammals to islands is one of the leading causes of extirpation of native biota worldwide. Data gaps on the introduction of mammals to islands have led to inadequate management practices which do not take into consideration the potential destruction caused by those mammals. Herein, this report is about the current status of introduced mammals on the island of St. Martin within the Lesser Antilles region of the Caribbean. The island was surveyed for introduced mammals and residents were interviewed on their observations, from 2000- 2007. In addition to recording domesticated mammals (i.e. dogs, Canis familiaris), six species of feral introduced mammals including racoons, (Procyon lotor) and African green velvet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiop) were recorded.|
|Some of Jamaica’s Invasive Alien Species. Flyer.||May 28, 2014||This flyer highlights all the invasive species present in Jamaica, they were introduced deliberately or unintentionally and pose a threat to Biological Diversity as well as economically to the Agriculture sector.|