One Australian island has a bold plan to annihilate all its rats


Native species could resurge once the rodents are gone. A view from northeast Lord Howe Island. John Game / Flickr In 1918, a ship beached on Lord Howe Island. It brought rodents to the lush, crescent-moon-shaped volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea for the very first time. Without any predators to hold them back, the rats…


One Australian island has a bold plan to annihilate all its rats
One Australian island has a bold plan to annihilate all its rats

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