A Blacktip Reef Shark (Carcharhinus melanopterus) cruises by in the crystal clear waters of the Bora Bora lagoon. Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
Invasive alien predators, especially rats, are the biggest threat to the birds of the Pacific region. Their spread across the Pacific has followed the movements of people, particularly Europeans, over the last two centuries. These invaders, as they “stepped off the boat”, heralded the beginning of the decline of many bird species. Today, the Pacific […]