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dc.contributor.authorNaikatini, Alivereti
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Nunia
dc.contributor.authorBoseto, David
dc.contributor.authorCopeland, Lekima
dc.contributor.authorRounds, Isaac
dc.contributor.authorPene, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorTuiwawa, Marika
dc.contributor.authorMorrison, Clare
dc.contributor.authorWinder, Linton
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-08T01:28:04Z
dc.date.available2017-11-08T01:28:04Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0030-8870
dc.identifier.doi10.2984/71.3.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/352189
dc.description.abstractThe Sovi Basin is a site within the Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect (PABITRA) network. It is located in Naitasiri Province, Viti Levu, and represents the largest area of undisturbed lowland forest within the Fiji Islands. It is considered to be one of the most biologically diverse areas within the Polynesia-Micronesia biodiversity hot spot. Four intensive surveys conducted between 2003 and 2015 assessed vertebrate fauna within the Sovi Basin. The study confirmed the biological importance of the site when compared with other locations within Fiji: 85%, 50%, 39%, and 38% of the Viti Levu fauna of birds, mammals, herpetofauna, and ichthyofauna were recorded during the surveys, respectively. In addition to the rich native and endemic fauna, invasive species were recorded (mongoose, feral pigs, black rats, red-vented bulbuls, tilapia, and cane toads), the impact of which is completely unknown. Further monitoring and possible management of these invasive species is needed to ensure that the Sovi Basin is appropriately managed for nature conservation. In addition, emerging threats such as a proposed mining scheme and agricultural activities are discussed in relation to the ecological integrity of the site for conservation purposes.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii Press
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom241
dc.relation.ispartofpageto255
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPacific Science
dc.relation.ispartofvolume71
dc.subject.fieldofresearchConservation and Biodiversity
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050202
dc.titleSurvey of endemic, native, and invasive vertebrates in the Sovi Basin, Fiji, 2003-2015
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorMorrison, Clare C.


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