Research Article

The legacy of the dodo—conservation in Mauritius

Anthony Chekea1

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Over the years Oryx has published several papers on the wildlife of Mauritius and its neighbouring islands and islets, and the Oryx 100% Fund has contributed towards some of the conservation work being done there. The author, who first visited Mauritius with the British Ornithologists' Union Expedition in 1973 and has played an active role in conservation plans since, brings us up to date with conservation in the area and highlights the steps that are essential if the wildlife that remains is to be saved.