Study

Eradication of brown rats Rattus norvegicus and black rats Rattus rattus to restore seabird populations on Lundy Island, Devon, England

  • Published source details Lock J. (2006) Eradication of brown rats Rattus norvegicus and black rats Rattus rattus to restore seabird populations on Lundy Island, Devon, England. Conservation Evidence, 3, 111-113

Actions

This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

Action Link
Bird Conservation
  1. Control mammalian predators on islands for seabirds

    A before-and-after study on Lundy Island (445 ha), southwest UK (Lock 2006) found that Manx shearwaters Puffinus puffinus and Atlantic puffins Fratercula arctica both returned to breed on the island after an absence of 45 and 20 years respectively, following the successful eradication (by poisoning) of brown rats Rattus norvegicus and black rats Rattus rattus in 2004.

     

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