Gareth Morgan’s pest-free campaign for the Antipodes Islands

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

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11th August, 2012
The Department of Conservation’s island pest eradication teams are among the best in the world. Ninety islands have so far been declared pest-free, including near-shore islands such as Kapiti and Resolution, and distant islands such as Raoul and Campbell, which at 11,700ha is the largest to be declared pest-free. Next on the list, thanks to Gareth Morgan, is the Antipodes Islands. Morgan’s campaign to raise money to rid these islands of introduced mice is almost halfway to its $1 million target. Morgan started the campaign after his Our Far South expedition, which took a boatload of scientists, ...

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