The Risks , Costs and Benefits of Using Brodifacoum to Eradicate Rats from Kapiti Island , New Zealand

@inproceedings{Empson2004TheR,
  title={The Risks , Costs and Benefits of Using Brodifacoum to Eradicate Rats from Kapiti Island , New Zealand},
  author={Raewyn Empson and Colin M. Miskelly},
  year={2004}
}
In 1996 an eradication operation against two species of rats (Rattus norvegicus and R. exulans was conducted on Kapiti Island (1965 ha) and its small offshore islands. Trials with non-toxic baits had been carried out to help determine the risks to non-target species, and research was undertaken to collect baseline data for measuring the response of vegetation, invertebrates, reptiles and birds to the removal of rats. Talon 7-20 bait (containing 0.002% brodifacoum) was distributed over Kapiti… CONTINUE READING