Details of this species in Maria Is.
Source: Island Conservation and Ecology Group, 2004
Species Notes for this Location:
Management Notes for this Location:
Rattus norvegicus was eradicated from Maria Island in 1960, by the New Zealand Wildlife Service (led by Don Merton). The eradication was achieved using warfarin (Rid-rat) bait stations over a two year period, at a cost of US$50 (Moors, 1985; Towns and Broome, 2003; D. Merton, pers. comm.; J. Russell, pers. comm.). The eradication was undertaken to protect the white-faced storm petrel (see Pelagodroma marina in IUCN Red List of Threatened Species) during its breeding season (Thomas and Taylor, 2002).
The vegetation of Maria Island (1 ha) is primarily forested.
Last Modified: 21/08/2006 12:19:22 p.m.