Successful Restorations

Invasive rodent removals have been successfully completed on nearly 700 islands worldwide, including on California’s Anacapa Island in the Channel Islands National Park, three National Wildlife Refuges in the Pacific, two islands off the coast of Mexico, many islands off the main islands of New Zealand, and recently, multiple islands in the Galápagos Archipelago. Land managers have successfully eradicated house mice from more than 60 islands worldwide. Nearly all of these successful projects utilized techniques like that proposed for the South Farallon Islands house mouse eradication. Details on a few examples follow.

Antipodes Islands, New Zealand—Mouse eradication (Implementation in 2016)

South Georgia Island, British overseas territory—Rat and mouse eradication (Implementation 2011 – 2016)

Anacapa Island, US—Rat eradication (Implementation 2001 – 2002)

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