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    Details of this species in Vahanga Atoll
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: The Pacific Invasives Initiative 2006e
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    Management Notes for this Location:
    The Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie (SOP) MANU proposes to eradicate the Pacific rat from Vahanga Atoll with the support of the PII (Pacific Invasives Initiative). In 2000 a rat eradication was attempted on Vahanga but was unsuccessful. The eradication of the Pacific rat from Vahanga will not only provide for the recovery of threatened species, but also provide a buffer to the existing predator-free Tenararo.
    Location Notes:
    Vahanga Atoll (covering about 250 hectares) is located in the Acteon Group in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia. This area has been identified as a Key Biodiversity Area (Conservation International) and is an Important Bird Area (Birdlife International).
    Last Modified: 19/07/2006 11:28:55 a.m.


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