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    Details of this species in Raoul Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Eradicated
    Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Management Notes for this Location:
    The Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) was eradicated from Raoul Island in 2002, in a programme undertaken by the Department of Conservation (led by M. Ambrose). The eradication was achieved with two aerial applications of brodifacoum, five days apart. DoC's Island Biosecurity SOP remains in place to prevent reinvasion of the island occurring (J. Russell, pers. comm.).
    Location Notes:
    The vegetation of Raoul Island(2938 ha) is primarily forested.
    Last Modified: 1/08/2006 4:05:16 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland