Native Island Rat Eradication Project Report

In November 2013, 142 Goodnature A24 traps for rats were deployed by DOC staff and volunteers over Native Island, 60 metres off Rakiura/Stewart Island, to remove the rats.

In December 2014 rats were monitored at 0% on the island. A certified dog capable of sniffing out any remaining rats scanned the island without detecting presence of rats. The traps remain in place for continued biosecurity because reinvasion is expected due to the proximity of the island to the main Rakiura/Stewart Island.

Find out more in the full report here

Native Island Rat Eradication Project Report

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