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    Details of this species in Mont Panié
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: The Pacific Invasives Initiative 2006b
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    Management Notes for this Location:
    A three year feasibility project initiated in 2003 by pest control specialists from the Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG, IUCN) has focussed on the 5000 hectare Mont Panié Botanical Reserve and has investigated the control of pest mammals in north-eastern New Caledonia. In 2004 the project control techniques focusing on feral pigs and rats were investigated. During September and October 2005 an intensive rat trapping and field trial programme was conducted at a 100 hectare site at Thoven and local people were trained in rat trapping and monitoring. Both the Black rat (Rattus rattus) and the Pacific rat (Rattus exulans) were controlled at target levels. Results from the investigations and trials suggest there is potential to effectively control a range of pest mammals on Mont Panié.
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    Last Modified: 19/07/2006 1:00:27 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland