The conservation value of secondary vegetation for Fijian woodland birds

A new paper comparing bird abundance and diversity in secondary vegetation (forests that are regenerating largely through natural processes after significant removal or disturbance of the original forest) has been published in a special issue of Emu- Austral Ornithology.

The findings of this study underscore the importance of regenerating native forest and regenerating plantation as habitats for Fiji’s endemic woodland birds.

Reid et. al 2019

Titled “The conservation value of secondary vegetation for Fijian woodland birds”, you can get access to the paper through this link. The study was conducted on Viti Levu and compared bird abundance and diversity in a regenerating mahogany plantation (Colo-i-Suva; eastern lowlands); regenerating native forest (Koroyanitu National Heritage Park; western highlands); and grassland (Koroyanitu National Heritage Park.