New Zealand Island's Battle with Rats Robert Siegel talks with Greg Lind, area manager of Southern Island for the New Zealand Department of Conservation, about the successful program to get rid of the rats there. There are no people living on the island, but there are plenty of rats. The rats are blamed for the extinction of least three land birds and several seabirds now no longer found on the main island. The program to get rid of the rats is said to be one the most ambitious rodent eradication programs in the world.

New Zealand Island's Battle with Rats

New Zealand Island's Battle with Rats

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Robert Siegel talks with Greg Lind, area manager of Southern Island for the New Zealand Department of Conservation, about the successful program to get rid of the rats there. There are no people living on the island, but there are plenty of rats. The rats are blamed for the extinction of least three land birds and several seabirds now no longer found on the main island. The program to get rid of the rats is said to be one the most ambitious rodent eradication programs in the world.