Attempted eradication of Norway rats during initial stages of an invasion of Fregate Island, Seychelles

The 1995 invasion by Norway rats Rattus norvegicus of Fregate Island in the granitic Seychelles was one of the few opportunities to both learn about the dynamics of a rat invasion and also to attempt an eradication during the initial stages of an invasion – something never before attempted. This report documents some of the “learnings” from the 1996 eradication attempt.

Author Mike Thorsen and Rachel Shorten
Year 1997
Publisher New Zealand Department of Conservation
Pages 31
Control method Baiting
Documents Attempted eradication of Norway rats, Fregate Island, Seychelles (4 Mb PDF)