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CAMUS, Pablo  ; CASTRO, Sergio    y  JAKSIC, Fabián  . EL CONEJO EUROPEO EN CHILE: HISTORIA DE UNA INVASIÓN BIOLÓGICA. Historia (Santiago) [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.2, pp.305-339. ISSN 0717-7194.

This work analyses the relationship between human beings and their environment taking into consideration the adjustment and eventual invasión of rabbits in Chile. It argües that in the long run, human actions have unsuspected effects upon the environment. In fact rabbits were seen initially as an opportunity for economic development because of the exploitation of their meat and skin. Later, rabbits became a plague in different áreas of Central Chile, Tierra del Fuego and Juan Fernández islands, which was difficult to control. Over the years rabbits became unwelcome guests in Chile.

Palabras clave : Environmental History; biological invasions; European rabbit; ecology and environment.

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