Details of this species in Gough Is. (sub-Antarctic)
Source: RSPB, undated; Wanless et al. 2007
Arrival Date: pre-1885
Introduction: Unintentional (accidentally)
Management Notes for this Location:
Activities on Gough are governed by a Management Plan (Cooper & Ryan 1994). Research, conservation action and logistical activities that fall outside the ambit of the Management Plan are subject to approval from the Tristan Administrator, who takes advice from the Tristan Biodiversity Advisory Group, comprised of researchers familiar with Gough and Tristan environments.
Gough Island in the South Atlantic is one of the most important seabird islands in the world. Twenty seabird species breed here, of which five are globally threatened and two are near-endemics. There are also two globally threatened endemic land birds. Gough is part of the UK Overseas Territory of Tristan da Cunha, and the UK therefore has a responsibility to help conserve this World Heritage Site. Gough is some 14 km long and 7 km wide and is the most southerly of the Tristan da Cunha group. Up to 10 million birds breed there, mostly in summer although four species breed in the winter. A review by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has found the mouse is one of 2,900 non-native species damaging native wildlife on the 17 UK Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies (RSPB, undated; Amos, 2005).
Last Modified: 18/04/2007 2:49:21 p.m.