“How to take rats off an island: the Ringgold experience”
A conservation story in eight pictures
The BirdLife Pacific Partnership is involved in various island restoration projects across the region, including Palau, New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Fiji. In most cases island restoration starts with the removal of ‘alien invasive species’ such as rodents (rats and mice) and cats. These ‘alien’ mammals have been brought to these islands by people and threaten the native wildlife, preying on birds, lizards, invertebrates, and plants all of which evolved in the absence of mammalian predators. The following photo series shows how rats were removed from the seven Ringgold islands in Fiji in 2008.
Simply click the small images at the bottom to change the photos, and 'notes' to view the descriptions.
For a similar story from French Polynesia, please click here
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