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