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Managing the Invasive Small Indian Mongoose in Fiji

  • Philip Brown (a1) and Adam Daigneault (a1)
Abstract

The small Indian mongoose is among the worst of invasive alien species, yet the implications of managing the species are poorly understood. To address concerns of interest to practitioners and policymakers, we analyze survey data to document the impacts of this species in Fiji and conduct a cost-benefit analysis of management approaches that are both culturally appropriate and readily implementable: live trapping, kill trapping, and hunting. We find that the monetized benefits of kill trapping exceed the benefits of live trapping and hunting. Still, all of these management options are preferred to the status quo of no management.

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Correspondence: Philip Brown Landcare Research Gerald StreetLincoln, New Zealand 7608 Phone +64.3.321.9999 Email BrownP@landcareresearch.co.nz.
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