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    Details of this species in Canna Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Present/controlled
    Source: NZPA, 2005
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Rattus norvegicus was introduced to Canna Island about a century ago. They pose a threat to seabird colonies and the native woodmouse.
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Plans have been developed to eradicate Rattus norvegicus from Canna Island. 3500 warfarin bait stations will be laid along the sheer cliffs of the island.
    Location Notes:
    Canna Island is the most remote of Scotland's "Small Isles", lying to the south of Skye.
    Impacts:
    Reduction in native biodiversity: Norway rats threaten the seabird populations of Canna Island, as well as the native woodmouse.
    Last Modified: 22/08/2006 4:05:28 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland