Assessing Rat Removal Efforts on South Georgia Island – 2016

South Georgia Island

On South Georgia Island, located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, populations of ground-nesting native seabirds (including two endemic species, the South Georgia Pipit and the South Georgia Pintail) have been decimated by the introduced Norway Brown Rat. Since 2011, the Friends of South Georgia Island have been working to eradicate rats and mice from the island. The island was baited … Read More

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

San Jorge Islands rat removal – 2000

Rat

The San Jorge Islands are in the northern part of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. They consist of three islands each infested by Black Rats, Rattus rattus, which prey on seabird eggs and nestlings. In addition to ridding the island of rats and restoring bird populations, this project was scientifically important for its comparison of three different rodenticides. The islands of northwest … Read More