removing invasive rats

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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.

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