Technical Report #180. Young, L.C., E.A. Vanderwerf, C. Mitchell, E. Yuen, C.J. Miller, D.G. Smith and C. Swenson. 2012. The
use of predator proof fencing as a management tool in the Hawaiian Islands: a case study of Ka`ena Point Natural Area Reserve.

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ABSTRACT (excerpt):
The Ka`ena Point Ecosystem Restoration Project was the result of a partnership between the Hawai`i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Divisions of Forestry and Wildlife and State Parks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Hawai`i Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Ka`ena Point Natural Area Reserve (NAR) hosts one of the largest seabird colonies in the main Hawaiian islands, three species of endangered plants, and is a pupping ground for the endangered Hawaiian monk seals. Prior to fence construction, nesting seabirds and native plants were under constant threat from predatory animals; up to 15% of seabird chicks were killed each year prior to fledging and many endangered plants were
unable to reproduce as a result of seed predation. The project involved the construction of predator-proof fencing (2m tall) to prevent feral predators such as dogs, cats, mongoose, rats and mice from entering into 20ha of coastal habitat within Ka`ena Point, followed by removal of these species.

Title pages, table of contents, abstract

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Introduction

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Permits and regulatory processes

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Public outreach

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Construction and maintenance

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Biological Monitoring

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Predator control and biosecurity operational plan

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Lessons learned

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Acknowledgements and literature cited

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