removing invasive rats

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南喬治亞島位於南大西洋,是很多珍貴物種如南極海狗、象鼻海豹、南喬治亞針尾鴨、南極鷚等的棲息地。自18世紀英國人登島後帶來了外來物種老鼠,開始了二百多年的生態危機。島上大多數鳥類都在地面或地洞裡築巢,結果雛鳥及蛋被老鼠捕食。英國自2011年分階段空投殺鼠藥到島上,最近終於宣布成功滅除島上鼠患。

South Georgia Island in the south atlantic ocean is home for many special wildlife such as fur seals, elephant seals, the South Georgia pintail and pipit. rats arrived the island with the english in the late 18th century, and began to threaten the native wildlife. most of the birds on the island nest on the ground or underground burrows, making chicks and eggs an easy target for the rats. the english dropped rat poison baits on the islands in a few separate trips since 2011, and recently they announced a success in removing this invasive species.

https://global.udn.com/global_vision/story/8662/3137045

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