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Individual study: Eradication of brown rats Rattus norvegicus and black rats Rattus rattus to restore seabird populations on Lundy Island, Devon, England

Published source details

Lock J. (2006) Eradication of brown rats Rattus norvegicus and black rats Rattus rattus to restore seabird populations on Lundy Island, Devon, England. Conservation Evidence, 3, 111-113


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Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds Bird Conservation

A before-and-after study on Lundy Island (445 ha), southwest UK (Lock 2006) found that Manx shearwaters Puffinus puffinus and Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica both returned to breed on the island after an absence of 45 and 20 years respectively, following the successful eradication (by poisoning) of brown rats Rattus norvegicus and black rats Rattus rattus in 2004.