Thursday, February 4, 2010

MAURITIUS / Ile Maurice

R2 Ecology: this stamp shows the Common Mynah, an Asian bird not native to Mauritius, but which was introduced in 1763 by the French to control a Red Locust infestation. Introduced species often bring unintended consequences on islands such as the decline, displacement or extinction of native species through competition.

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