Species whose distribution is confined to a single small island are inherently vulnerable to population extinction because of the risks posed by environmental and demographic stochasticity. This vulnerability is recognized in the IUCN Red List Criteria which often classify such species as Endangered, or even Critically Endangered1. Population changes are explained by the balance between reproduction and mortality which, in island endemics/isolated island populations, is relatively easy to quantify since the populations are closed, with zero immigration and zero (or minimal) emigration. Despite their sometimes imperilled status, island populations can, therefore, offer clearer insights into the drivers of population fluctuations.
This study bears on two discussion strands concerning avian survival. The first focuses on the characteristics of islands and the distinct impact that they could have on the survival rates of island species. Researchers frequently describe a pattern whereby island species and island populations of widespread species have higher survival rates than their continental counterparts21,22. Compared to continental birds, island species may shift more resources towards self-maintenance as a means of increasing survival in order to maximize lifetime reproductive success; they may be able to do this because of the generally more stable, milder climates on islands and the lower prevalence of parasites and predators22. These arguments are applicable to the island of Raso, which has a fairly stable temperature, little annual variation in daylength, very few predators for the lark and, in all likelihood given its aridity, few lark parasites23.
The Raso lark is an island-dwelling tropical species, typically with high survival. Only when a very dry year (or years) coincides with a high population is survival substantially depressed. These features enable the species to persist through several years of drought, investing in survival and only making the additional investment in reproduction when conditions once more become relatively favourable40. Such a strategy is viable because, at least for the first ten years of life, senescence approaches slowly. The features also clarify how the species has survived for several centuries on a single small island with a population at times falling below 100. Additionally, this suggests that, in this and similar species, conservation management actions may best target reproductive potential or, indeed, increase the range of the species, if this has contracted historically. With this in mind, and the Raso lark facing an uncertain future, we are currently attempting to (re-) establish a second population on Santa Luzia41.
\"Zombie Holocaust\" is about a group of scientists, who go on an expedition to a remote Indonesian island after a series of mysterious deaths. There, they find a mad doctor (Donald O'Brien) who has created a zombie army through strange experiments. The Italian movie is an example of a 1970s exploitation film.
This horror film is a remake of George A. Romero's landmark 1968 horror film, which is often credited with kickstarting the zombie film subgenre. Like the original, this \"Night of the Living Dead\" is about a group of people who gather in a remote farmhouse and try to fight off a horde of the undead.
In this sequel to the re-edited Italian version of George A. Romero's \"Dawn of the Dead,\" a young woman named Anne (Tisa Farrow) travels to a remote Caribbean island in search of her missing scientist father. There, they find that the island has been cursed by voodoo, resurrecting zombies who attack any and all visitors.
\"I Walked with a Zombie\" follows Betsy (Frances Dee), a nurse who is hired to care for the wife of a sugar plantation owner (Christine Gordon), who has become afflicted thanks to the island's history of zombification and voodoo. While working on the film, producer Val Lewton asked writers to use Charlotte Brontë's \"Jane Eyre\" as inspiration.
Romero revolutionized horror with \"Night of the Living Dead,\" which sees a group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in a remote farmhouse while fighting off flesh-eating creatures that have risen from the dead. The film features Duane Jones as the first Black lead in the horror genre.
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Harbour Island in The Bahamas has been touted as the best place for a tropical escape, and sister island Eleuthera is every bit as enticing. The twin islands are only separated by a narrow stretch of water and a five-minute ferry ride, but both offer something entirely unique. While Harbour Island is a charming seaside town decorated with New England-style architecture, Eleuthera is a wild and beautiful stretch of land, home to pristine beaches and rocky alcoves.
Both islands have dreamy stretches of sand, in the form of Twin Coves Beach on Eleuthera and Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island. The latter was even named the second-best beach in the world by Alpha Travel Insurance in 2019. Looking at a range of factors, including visitor ratings, average water temperatures and average number of sunny days, the company declared Pink Sand Beach a must-visit.
Aside from stunning shorelines, the twin islands have plenty to offer. Stroll through the streets of Harbour Island's Dunmore Town, soaking up its colourful clapboard houses; take a short boat ride to St. George's Cay, off the northern tip of Eleuthera, where the charming fishing village of Spanish Wells can be explored; and don't miss Queen's Bath and Glass Window Bridge, two of Eleuthera's greatest treasures.
Just a 12-minute flight south of Sint Maarten, this forested five-square-mile (13sq km) island oozes low-key tropical charm. Rising dramatically out of the ocean, Saba is a dormant volcano that's worlds away from the flashy resorts and mass tourism of many other Caribbean isles. A holiday here is all about hiking, diving and, most importantly, chilling out.
Landed upon by Christopher Columbus in 1493, Statia changed hands 22 times between the French, Dutch and the English, until the Dutch eventually won out in 1816. The teeny isle is still peppered with forts, including the restored Fort Oranje, which dates from the 17th century. The island's diminutive capital Oranjestad, split by a cliff into an upper and lower town, is well worth exploring too.
Meanwhile, Terre-de-Haut, the most populous island, is home to some great beaches, a ruined fort and a good few laid-back bars and bistros. Hire a scooter or electric car (there are very few cars on the island) to wind your way up to Fort Napoléon, which is perched on a bluff nearly 400 feet (122m) above the bay. It has staggering views across the island and Les Saintes Bay, an UNESCO-listed beauty.
Of course, the lush tropical isle is also home to its fair share of breathtaking waterfalls, natural hot pools and National Parks, making it a fantastic option for outdoor explorers. While the island was badly damaged during Hurricane Irma in September 2017, it has recovered well over the past couple of years and welcomes tourists with open arms.
Benton Harbor Area Schools in Berrien County plans to begin the school year Aug. 31 with multiple options for families. K-8 students would choose a fully online program or a hybrid program that blends in-person and remote learning. High school students would attend fully online. The school board still needs to approve the plan.
Cesar Chavez Academy, a K-12 charter school in Detroit, will begin the school year Sept. 8 with in-person learning or remote learning for students in elementary and middle school. High school students might be able to attend as part of a hybrid program that includes both in-person and remote instruction, according to the reopening plan.
Gibraltar School District in Wayne County will begin the school year Sept. 8 with students learning in person four days a week, while one day is spent learning remotely. The district is also offering a fully online option.
Livonia Public Schools in Wayne County is beginning the school year Sept. 8 online. The remote start will be followed by a gradual return to in-person learning. Parents are being asked to decide if they want that option or a fully online option.
Pontiac School District in Oakland County is beginning the school year using a hybrid model. Students will attend school in person two days a week, then learn remotely for three days. Families can also choose an online only option.
Solo reached the remote system where Durron was, and he expressed gratitude at seeing her, saying that he was just about to come looking for her and Rogue Squadron. Solo gratefully put down at his remote base to discuss what he had found, and also explained to Durron that Master Skywalker wished to meet with him. Durron replied that would see the Jedi Master, but wanted Solo's help with something in exchange. He informed her of a massive Yuuzhan Vong vessel being grown in the ruins of Sernpidal, which he described as a planet-destroying weapon. Convinced of the threat, Solo reported the existence of a Yuuzhan Vong gravitic superweapon to her superiors, though she didn't trust Durron, nor did she appreciate his aggressive and manipulative manner. Landing on Chandrila with Durron, she met with Darklighter and Antilles to explain the threat. Antilles was not pleased to see Durron, but after examining the report for himself, he agreed that action was needed and contacted Admiral Kre'fey. 59ce067264