A workforce led by a conservation biologist from the University of Kent has efficiently re-positioned threatened Seychelles paradise flycatchers (Terpsiphone corvina) to a distinct island to assist forestall their extinction.
Four females and two males had been caught on Denis Island and brought to Curieuse Island, the place they joined 11 males and nine females who had been moved there from La Digue Island on the finish of last year. Four weeks after that launch, the primary birds had nested, with the first chick not too long ago fledged.
The undertaking was led by Jim Groombridge, Professor of Biodiversity Conservation and Head of Kent’s College of Anthropology and Conservation (SAC). Dr. Rachel Bristol, who accomplished her Ph.D. on the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) in SAC managed the undertaking in partnership with the Seychelles Nationwide Parks Authority. The UK Government’s Darwin Initiative financed the challenge.
The Seychelles paradise flycatcher is present ‘Critically Endangered’ on the International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN red listing of endangered species and conservationists hope that efficiently establishing these inhabitants on Curieuse Island may imply they’re down-listed to a much less endangered class.
The first ever conservation introduction of the Seychelles paradise flycatcher, from La Digue to Denis Island, was undertaken by the crew in 2008. It was so profitable that the inhabitants there have grown significantly from the 23 translocated people to the present estimate of over 85 birds. It’s from this inhabitants that the conservation workforce had been then in a position to supply a number of the birds for this second switch to Curieuse Island, the remaining coming from the relict inhabitants on La Digue Island.