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Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Proposals have been made to protect the Hiri Valley and to consider captive breeding2. Guava trees have recently become established on the island, these may reduce the impact of cattle grazing on the specie's habitat and provide a new food source3. Conservation Actions Proposed
Re-survey the population. Study the level of use of P. cattleianum and its impacts on occupancy and population trends. Discuss with the local community the possibility of establishing a protected area in the upland forests1. If agreement for a protected area is reached, fence forest remnants to reduce grazing pressure1. Reduce goat numbers1. Exclude fires from upland areas1. Consider the possibility of translocation to another island to establish a second population1. Investigate the impact of cats and rats on the species, and take precautions to prevent invasion by black rat Rattus rattus. As a precaution, establish a captive population.
Rapa Fruit Dove
The Rapa Fruit Dove (Ptilinopus huttoni) is a species of bird in the Columbidae family. It is endemic to French Polynesia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It is one of the fifty rarest birds in the world.
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