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Individual study: Successful transport and quarantine of materials using sealable plastic barrels, Round Island, Mauritius

Published source details

Tatayah R.V.V., Birch D., Haverson P. & Zuel N. (2007) Successful transport and quarantine of materials using sealable plastic barrels, Round Island, Mauritius. Conservation Evidence, 4, 13-15

Summary

A practical, cost-effective method of packing securely items destined for Round Island was required. Since 2001, re-sealable plastic barrels have been used for the transport of almost all materials onto the island. No unwanted 'stowaway' species have since been recorded when using this method of packing. The barrels are very versatile and are increasingly used in the transport of materials to other Mauritian offshore islets.