South Georgia Island Has Finally Been Certified Free of Swarms of Rats That Feasted on Rare Birds

A problem for many uninhabited islands frequented by merchant ships for re-provisioning, invasive, non native species have been destroying habitat for centuries. Of these invader species, the rat is one of the most difficult to eradicate. Now scientists have proven it can be done.

The mostly abandoned town of Grytviken on South Georgia island. Cropped from original panorama. Photo: Jens Bludau ( Wikimedia Commons ) Exterminators have successfully cleansed the remote British overseas territory of South Georgia island in the South Atlantic of invasive rats that, since the year 1775, had been feasting […]

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