Details of this species in Rakino Is.
Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
An attempt to eradicate Rattus norvegicus from Rakino Island was made in 1992 by the Auckland Regional Council, but was not successful (I. McFadden, pers. comm.; J.Russell, pers. comm.). A further attempt was made in 2002 by the Rakino Ratepayers Association (led by George Wilson and John McKenzie), using brodifacoum, successfully eradicated Norway rats from Rakino Island. Non-target species included some passerines and scavengers. Residents maintain tracking tunnels and gnaw sticks on the island to prevent reinvasion (J. Russell, pers. comm.).
The vegetation of Rakino Island (148 ha) is primarily grassy.
Predation: Rattus norvegicus was probably responsible for extirminating the grey-faced petrel from Rakino Island (ARC, 2002).
Last Modified: 21/08/2006 2:36:06 p.m.