United Kingdom: How man bringing rats spelled disaster for wildlife on islands the world over

Guardian: The marvellous adaptive qualities of the rat have caused catastrophic declines in native wildlife populations on islands across the globe. Now authorities are trying to reverse the damage with huge eradication attempts. Agile, fast-breeding and predatory, black and brown rats are among the planet's most devastating invasive species. Tony Martin, project director of the world's largest eradication of rats on South Georgia, said he had "huge respect" for rats and their ability to colonise new habitats......

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