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Restoration of Breeding Habitat for the Endangered Tuamotu Sandpiper on Toreauta and Kotuetue Isles and Assessment of the Feasibility of Reintroductions Elsewhere
Grantee Name: 
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (SFU)
HOTSPOT
Polynesia-Micronesia
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,745
DATES
Jan 2011
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Oct 2011
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Polynesia-Micronesia
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,745
DATES
Jan 2011
-
Oct 2011

Restore the habitats of the endangered Tuamotu Sandpiper (Prosobonia cancellata), which now occurs only on four atolls due to introduced rats, by removing these invasive rats from two nearby islets to improve the number of endangered birds. On the islet of Tiromi in Tahanea Atoll, approximately 35 pairs breed on tiny territories, plus additional birds which we believe would breed if territory space were available.

Strategic Direction: 1 Prevent, control, and eradicate invasive species in key biodiversity areas