Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 26, 2018

New Zealand Eradicates Invasive Mice From Antipodes Islands

NPR  reports 

The Antipodes had a mouse problem. But no more.
New Zealand, which owns the subantarctic archipelago, says its years-long effort to rid the rodents has finally paid off.
“This is huge news for conservation both in New Zealand and internationally,” said conservation minister Eugenie Sage.
The Antipodes Islands, a World Heritage Site located about 470 miles south of the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island, once had a major infestation – some 200,000 mice “preyed on bird chicks and eggs, invertebrates, and plants,” The New Zealand Herald says.

Read about New Zealand’s success at removing this invasive species at  New Zealand Eradicates Invasive Mice From Antipodes Islands : The Two-Way : NPR


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