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Restoring Rat-Free Islands Could Boost Seabird Populations And Coral Reef Health

Science Blog June 18, 2024

A new study by an international team of marine scientists, led by researchers at Lancaster University, has found that removing invasive rats and restoring native vegetation on remote tropical islands could lead to a significant increase in seabird populations. The research also revealed that there are sufficient fish populations in the surrounding seas to support …

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Tonga’s Late Island shows promising results with surge in seabird populations after rat eradication initiative

Island Conservation June 5, 2024

It’s been nearly a year since the Kingdom of Tonga carried out a ground-breaking mission to restore and re-wild Late Island by eradicating invasive rats, potentially marking it as the largest rat-free island in the Pacific. …

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