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    Details of this species in Putauhinu Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Eradicated
    Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
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    Management Notes for this Location:
    The Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) was eradicated from Putauhinu Island (145 ha) in 1997, in a programme undertaken by the Department of Conservation (led by P. McClelland). Eradication was achieved by an aerial application of brodifacoum (20ppm). Quarantine on Putauhinu is enforced by the island owners. They have a vested interest in it remaining rat-free because they harvest seabirds there (McClelland, 2002; D. Veitch, pers. comm.; J. Russell, pers. comm.).
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    Last Modified: 1/08/2006 4:04:15 p.m.

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland