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date: 18 June 2019

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This article examines the extinction of some animals in colonial and postcolonial Caribbean region, including the Caribbean monk seal and the Creole pig, which became victims of human predatory behavior, unchecked coastal development, and the ecological changes unleashed by colonialism and postcolonial tourism development in the Caribbean basin. This article also discusses the ecological revolution measured in terms of biodiversity losses that have led to the disappearance of thousands of flora and fauna species in the region, some dating back to the earliest decades of the colonization and conquest of the Indies.

Keywords: animal extinction, Caribbean region, Caribbean monk seal, Creole pig, human predatory behavior, coastal development, ecological changes, tourism development, biodiversity losses

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