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Information booklet for the National Control of the Myna Birds

The Jungle myna (Acridotheres fuscus) was first recorded in Upolu in 1965, followed by the Common myna (Acridotheres tristis) in 1988 (Watling, 2001). It is believed they were introduced to control livestock ticks and unexpectedly became an invasive species; over the past two decades their populations have increased dramatically.

This document provides information regarding issues surrounding the myna: why mynas are a problem and what methods are currently been implemented to control and/or eradicate mynas from cities, islands, and countries.

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Publisher Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa
Modified 05 July 2021
Release Date 05 July 2021
Homepage URL http://www.mnre.gov.ws
Identifier 52363d16-d7c9-49f8-a6db-4344b9402dd8
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Samoa
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Natasha Doherty
Contact Name Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Division of Environment and Conservation
Contact Email [email protected]