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    Details of this species in Mekiro Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Reported
    Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
    Arrival Date:
    Introduction:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Management Notes for this Location:
    An attempt to eradicate Rattus exulans from Mekiro Island was carried out in 2003, in a programme undertaken by Pacific Expeditions Ltd (led by G. Wragg). The eradication attempt used two hand broadcast applications of brodifacoum (20ppm, 2kg/ha), five days apart. Goats were identified as a non-target species, but were not affected by the programme (G. Wragg, pers. comm.). Eradication has not yet been confirmed.
    Location Notes:
    The vegetation of Mekiro Island (15 ha) is primarily forested and grassy.
    Last Modified: 18/08/2006 10:01:29 a.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland