Thursday, 30 June 2011

CONSERVATIONISTS TAKE AIM AT PITCAIRN PESTS

Rats decimating endangered petrel chicks

The Henderson Island Petrel will become extinct within decades unless action is taken at the remote, uninhabited World Heritage site. MV Aquila sets sail from Seattle this week, carrying two helicopters which will drop poison bait across the island, using methods developed in New Zealand.

Jonathan Hall, the project coordinator, says the island is home to more than ten globally threatened species.

http://pidp.eastwestcenter.org/pireport/2011/June/06-29-13.htm

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