Norway Brown Rat Control on South Georgia Island – 2012, 2013 and 2014)

South Georgia Island. Photo: Roger Scotford

South Georgia Island is a remote and inhospitable island in the southern Atlantic Ocean, located less than 700 miles north of the Antarctic mainland. Large, at nearly 1,500 square miles, the island is mountainous and heavily glaciated. The island’s unique position between the cold Antarctic waters to the south and the warmer waters to the north together contribute to the … Read More

Invasive Rat Control on Henderson Island – 2011, 2014

Visiting North Beach, Henderson Island (Photo: Dave Williamson)

Henderson is the largest island in the Pitcairn group in the South Pacific Ocean, (latitude 24.22 S, longitude 128.19 W). It is home to breeding Henderson Petrels as well as other endemic bird species. Pacific Rats (Rattus exulans) had been killing more than 25,000 petrel chicks a year, threatening the continuing existence of this rare seabird. Fully 99 of all … Read More