This is the final report for an island eradication project by the New Zealand Department of Conservation.
This operation involved two phases:
- Two aerial applications of poison bait to target rabbits, mice and kiore on Ohinau and Ship rats on Motutapere Islands during the period 1 July to 30 August 2005.
- Follow-up shooting of rabbits on Ohinau Island if required.
The operational objective was to eradicate all four pest animal species from both islands, as an important part of their ecological restoration.
|Publisher||New Zealand Department of Conservation|
|Documents||Operational Plan for Eradication of Ship Rats (Rattus rattus), Kiore (Rattus exulans), House Mouse (Mus musculus) and Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus cuniculus) from Ohinau and Motutapere Islands [155 kb PDF]|