Focal (Flagship) vertebrates. Figure 10.1 Aldabrachelys gigantea was introduced to an island in Mauritius as a taxon substitute for an extinct giant tortoise that dispersed tree fruits on the island. Focal (Flagship) vertebrates.
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Figure 10.1 Aldabrachelysgigantea was introduced to an island in Mauritius as a taxon substitute for an extinct giant tortoise that dispersed tree fruits on the island
Figure 10.2 The spotted frog (Ranaluteiventris), a species that lives in floodplain wetlands, was a focal species of the Provo River restoration project
Figure 10.3 Larger tracts of restored forest in Costa Rica provided better foraging opportunities for insectivorous birds than smaller tracts
Figure 10.4 Restoration of forest buffers around Chitwan National Park ended open grazing and required that villagers collect fodder for livestock
Figure 10.6 Within a complex of restored wetlands in North Carolina, breeding wood frogs curtailed egg-laying following fish invasions and used nearby ponds without fish
Figure 10.7 Sustaining a metapopulation requires more habitat area than sustaining individual populations, a mating pair, or a single individual
Figure 10.8 Eurasian spoonbills (Platalealeucorodia) breed in wetlands in the Skjern River restoration area, but also rely on wetlands in West Africa to overwinter
Figure 10.9 (A) Results of a study of restored eucalyptus forests in Australia. (B) Many birds, such as this fuscous honeyeater,find these forests of little use until they are fully recovered
Figure 10.10 Researchers erect an artificial bird perch to determine if this method can increase seed dispersal by frugivorous birds in a degraded tropical forest in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Figure 10.12 Gray reef sharks (Carcharhinusamblyrhynchos) increased eightfold in no-take reserves in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park within a few years of their establishment
Figure 10.13 Probable “Countries of Origin” of stranded nets found along the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria (Australia) as identified by the WWF Net Kit (see Figure 5.5)
Figure 10.17 Eradication of introducedrats from some Galápagos Islands posed a risk to the rare Galápagos hawk, so they were captured prior to treatment and held in an aviary on a nearby island
Figure 10.18 A Judas goat following release in South Australia is attracting the remaining feral goats that need be removed to complete eradication
Figure 10.19 Following a cat eradication program that was completed in 2004, the sooty tern population on Ascension Island rose, although not consistently and may now be limited by rats
Figure 10.22 A rare brush-tailed rock wallaby joey in the pouch of a yellow-footed rock wallaby is being cross-fostered at the Adelaide Zoo (Australia)
Figure 10.23 The takahe, a grassland bird from New Zealand’s South Island, was saved from extinction by establishing insurance populations on small offshore islands while invasive plants were removed and restoration of permanent sites occurred.
Figure 10.24 Following major oil spills, oil-coated birds like this African penguin (Spheniscusdemersus) are often removed from the contaminated area, cleaned, and released
Figure 10.25 Peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) reintroduced to the New River Gorge National Park (West Virginia, U.S.) at a site where they receive food and shelter as they fledge
Figure 10.27 Breeding colonies of fluttering shearwaters and diving petrels were restored at Mana Island by translocating nestlingsand providing for them until they fledge. Vocalizations were broadcast from suitable nesting sites using sound systems so returning birds can locate sites more readily.
Figure 10.30 Biologists in Tram Chim National Park periodically map the spatial extent of the invasive species Mimosa pigra so that they can monitor changes in its distribution