Report from Round Island,
North of Mauritius:
Numbers in free fall,
No hope at all.
Round Island update,
No longer declining.
For every extinction
A silver lining.
© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.
Species profile: Round Island burrowing boa
IUCN Red List Category: Extinct
Last recorded in 1975, the Round Island burrowing boa declined rapidly following the introduction of rabbits and goats, which consumed the native vegetation, resulting in widespread soil erosion and degradation of its palm forest habitat.