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Madagascar, on the small islands called Mascarene, the Indian monsoon wind takes shape due to
a high pressure area (called Mascarene High by meteorologists).
M 'Wilks is his friend, and will prosecute the affair, without any charge to me, being for Maj' Mascarene's interest I have wrote your imcle & M 'Wilks to assist what they can, and so must you; and I hope there will be no great difficulty in obtaining the commission, nor wou'd I have it fail, for you must remember it abates of my authority & honour in the government when I cannot have those to be officers under me whom I recommend; and if Maj' Mascarene shou'd not get the commission on the terms he desires, I hope you will among you be able to prevail with D. of Newcastle to keep it open 'till I can write again, or to send me a commission with a blank for me to put in a name, which is often practis'd in such cases.
On the basis of molecular and morphological evidence, Mormopterus acetabulosus, hitherto considered an endemic to the Mascarene Islands (Mauritius and La Réunion), is shown to comprise 2 closely related taxa.
But the books which had the greatest impact on me were the anthologies of travellers 'tales, most of them devoted to India, Africa, and the Mascarene islands, or the great histories of exploration by Dumont d'Urville or the Abbé Rochon, as well as Bougainville, Cook, and of course The Travels of Marco Polo.
The Mascarene Islands, of which Mauritius is one, are unique in that they probably have the only Dodo-fossil sites in the world.
He published a book about his project in Mauritius, opened the Dodo Books, and since the mid-1990s he has again been involved in ornithological travel and the ecological history & conservation of the Mascarene Islands.
Many of the surviving endemic Mascarene species are seriously threatened with extinction.
Three Mascarene endemic birds occur on more than one island, the Mascarene paradise-flycatcher (Terpsiphone bourbonnensis), Mascarene grey white-eye (Zosterops borbonicus), and Mascarene swiftlet (Collocalia francica).
Among the extant mammals the only true endemic is the greater Mascarene flying fox (Pteropus niger, VU).
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