Study

Pacific rat Rattus exulans eradication by poison-baiting from the Chickens Islands, New Zealand

  • Published source details Parrish R. (2005) Pacific rat Rattus exulans eradication by poison-baiting from the Chickens Islands, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence, 2, 74-75

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Action Category

Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

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Bird Conservation
  1. Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

    A before-and-after study on The Chicken Islands, North Island, New Zealand (Parrish 2005) found that nesting success of Pycroft’s petrel Pterodroma pycrofti and little shearwater Puffinus assimilis increased from 20% in 1992-3 to 75% in 1994-5, following the eradication of Pacific rat Rattus exulans from Lady Alice Island (1.4 km2) in 1994. Rats were eradicated using brodifacoum-impregnated cattle feed.

     

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