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Ouvea Parakeet Eunymphicus uvaeensis



Family: Psittacidae (Parrots)

Authority: (Layard, 1882)

Red List Category

Criteria: B1ab(iii)

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Endangered because it occupies a very small, declining area of forest on just one small island. A conservation programme has resulted in it becoming well known and celebrated as the island emblem. Although its population is currently increasing, any relaxation of current conservation efforts could lead to a rapid decline and reclassification to a higher category of threat.



Population size: 1780

Population trend: Increasing

Distribution size (breeding/resident): 640 km2

Country endemic: Yes

Attributes
Land-mass type - oceanic island
Realm - Oceanic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Eunymphicus uvaeensis. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 11/12/2016.