Pest eradication, a key to ecological restoration

Programs to eradicate invasive rats, cats, rabbits and goats have been a key to restoring the ecology on islands around the world according to a recent assessment of attempts on nearly 1,000 islands. The study by Spatz, concluded that the removal of invasive species often led to a dramatic recovery of native species and their ecology. Pest control is a fundamental measure for sustainable landscapes and the protection of threatened species.

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Sniffer dogs were part of rabbit eradication programs on Macquarie Island. Image: ABC News, David Hudspeth.

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