A history of ground-based rodent eradication techniques developed in New Zealand, 1959-1993

Eradicating rats from islands was for decades deemed highly desirable but considered practically impossible. This paper documents the development of ground-based rodent eradication techniques using bait stations in New Zealand up until 1993. The work culminated in a successful operation to eradicate Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) from 3100 ha Langara Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada, in 1995.

Author Thomas, B. W. and Taylor, R. H.
Year 2002
Secondary title International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives
Publisher IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group
Pages 301-310
Control method Baiting
Region NZ
Links https://www.hear.org/articles/turningthetide/turningthetide.pdf