• Translocation and re-establishment of the Rimatara lorikeet from Rimatara Island, Austral Islands, French Polynesia to Atiu Island, Cook Islands

      Lieberman, Alan A.; Gerald McCormack; Rideout, Bruce; Malcolm, Roger; Soorae, Pritpal S. (IUCN/SSC Re-introduction Specialist Group ; Environment Agency-Abu DhabiGland, Switzerland ; Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018)
      The Rimatara lorikeet (Vini kuhlii) (also Kuhl’s, ruby, scarlet-breasted lorikeet, ‘Ura, Kura, Vini kuhlii) appears on CITES Appendix II and is listed on Birdlife International/IUCN Red List as “endangered” due to its small population, limited distribution, and risk of ship rats becoming established on its home islands. The species is restricted to three islands: Rimatara in western French Polynesia and Tabuaran and Teraina in remote northeastern Kiribati....