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Bird protection in Western Samoa

  • M. D. Merlin (a1) and J. O. Juvik (a2)

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In a study supported by the FFPS Oryx 100% Fund, the authors investigated the impact of traditional hunting practices on native land birds in Samoa. Hunting and habitat modification have contributed to the near extinction of several endemic species. Through new hunting regulations, conservation education programmes and the development of a national park system, the Government of Western Samoa has moved to strengthen its commitment to the conservation of a unique insular biota.

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Bird protection in Western Samoa

  • M. D. Merlin (a1) and J. O. Juvik (a2)

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