Latest news of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project

The latest issue of the Macquarie Dispatch, newsletter of the Macquarie Island Pest Eradication Project (No. 6 of September 2010) has now been published (click here).

Following the unfortunate failure of the 2010 bait drop (due to exceptionally poor weather hampering flying) baiting team size will be increased next year, improvements made to bait application and additional effort put into searching for and removing dead animals (rabbits and rodents) to reduce the mortality of non-target species.

The pest eradication team hopes to travel to the island by late April 2011, gaining an additional five weeks of available time for aerial baiting.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 19 September 2010

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ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

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