Details of this species in Whale (Moutohora) Is.
Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
Widespread intermittent rat poisoning was undertaken on Whale Island between 1972 and 1977 to reduce rat numbers (Imber et al., 2000). Rattus norvegicus was eradicated from Moutohora/Whale Island between 1985 and 1986, in a programme undertaken by the New Zealand Wildlife Service (led by P. Jansen). The eradication was achieved using an aerial drop of brodifacoum (Jansen, 1993; D. Veitch, pers. comm.; J. Russell, pers. comm.).
Whale Island (240 ha) is a dormant volcanic cone in the Bay of Plenty (Imber et al., 2000).
Predation: Rattus norvegicus preys on the eggs and chicks of the grey-faced petrel (Pterodroma macroptera gouldi) on Whale Island (Imber et al., 2000).
Last Modified: 21/08/2006 2:19:22 p.m.