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    Details of this species in East (Whangaokena) Is.
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Eradicated
    Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
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    Management Notes for this Location:
    Restoration of Whangaokena (East Island) is taking place as a cooperative effort between the Department of Conservation and tangata whenua Rattus exulans was eradicated from East/Whangaokena Island (13 ha) in 1997. The eradication attempt was led by D. Peters (McFadden, pers. comm.; D. Veitch, pers. comm.; Atkinson and Taylor, 1991; Bassett, 1999; J. Russell, pers. comm.). Anecdotal reports indicate that since eradication, vegetation has improved and insect numbers have increased (He Atinga, 1998).
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    Last Modified: 20/03/2006 2:48:48 p.m.

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland