Winning the War Against Island Invaders.

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  • معلومة اضافية
    • Subject Terms:
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      114210 Hunting and Trapping
      411110 Live animal merchant wholesalers
      424520 Livestock Merchant Wholesalers
    • Abstract:
      This article focuses on the conservation of an island's ecosystem with reference to Santa Cruz Island, California. Scientists have focused their attention on islands because they are among the richest and most vulnerable of the world's ecosystems. Introduced species are endangering many of the natives, because many island creatures are endemic. They have not evolved defenses against the mainland predators and grazers that humans bring. Attempts at control came as early as 1904 after livestock escaped and started denuding the land. Hunters shot tens of thousands of sheep and pigs. But they never got them all. As soil eroded and nearly a dozen plants approached extinction in the 1980s and 1990s, the Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service took over Santa Cruz and other islands and got serious. Research on invasives was just taking off, but most scientists were at first focused on documenting invaders' effects, not designing ways to kill them off. New Zealand's Department of Conservation proved the worth of counterattack. Officials enlisted the country's deep-rooted hunting culture to attack large mammals, which are fewest, most visible, and usually the most destructive introduced creatures.
    • Full Text Word Count:
      3609
    • ISSN:
      0036-8075
    • Accession Number:
      10.1126/science.310.5753.1410
    • Accession Number:
      19124668
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      KRAJICK, K. Winning the War Against Island Invaders. Science, [s. l.], v. 310, n. 5753, p. 1410–1413, 2005. DOI 10.1126/science.310.5753.1410. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=19124668&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 25 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Krajick K. Winning the War Against Island Invaders. Science. 2005;310(5753):1410-1413. doi:10.1126/science.310.5753.1410.
    • APA:
      Krajick, K. (2005). Winning the War Against Island Invaders. Science, 310(5753), 1410–1413. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.310.5753.1410
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Krajick, Kevin. 2005. “Winning the War Against Island Invaders.” Science 310 (5753): 1410–13. doi:10.1126/science.310.5753.1410.
    • Harvard:
      Krajick, K. (2005) ‘Winning the War Against Island Invaders’, Science, 310(5753), pp. 1410–1413. doi: 10.1126/science.310.5753.1410.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Krajick, K 2005, ‘Winning the War Against Island Invaders’, Science, vol. 310, no. 5753, pp. 1410–1413, viewed 25 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Krajick, Kevin. “Winning the War Against Island Invaders.” Science, vol. 310, no. 5753, Dec. 2005, pp. 1410–1413. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1126/science.310.5753.1410.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Krajick, Kevin. “Winning the War Against Island Invaders.” Science 310, no. 5753 (December 2, 2005): 1410–13. doi:10.1126/science.310.5753.1410.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Krajick K. Winning the War Against Island Invaders. Science [Internet]. 2005 Dec 2 [cited 2020 Jan 25];310(5753):1410–3. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=19124668&custid=s8280428