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.|
|Secondary title||International Conference on Eradication of Island Invasives|
|Publisher||IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group|