million of individuals. Gran Canaria is also suitable for the establishment of this exotic disperser of Pinus pinea.
Applying a precautionary principle, control of the species will be recommended in order to avoid future problems of invasiveness of P. pinea, as has been found after the introduction of the dispersal vector with another squirrel in South Africa.
Key words: exotic species, regeneration dynamics, Atlantoxerus getulus, Pinus pinea, Pinus canariensis, Gran Canaria, grazing.
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