Start at the bottom for landscape recovery

The continuing ecological recovery of Macquarie Island demonstrates the effectiveness of starting at the bottom of the food web to generate landscape health.

An initial focus on feral cats triggered a boom in rabbit and rat populations. Eliminating rabbits, rats and mice paved the way for predator removal and triggered a revival in vegetative habitat for other animal species.

For more information see reflections on the recovery of Macquarie Island by:

Vegetation recovers on Macquarie Island after rabbit control. Image: David Hudspeth, ABC

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