Mission to eradicate introduced pests that prey on native birds is complete on 4 of the 8 islands in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area.
For millennia, the remote, uninhabited Phoenix Islands in the central Pacific had been ideal location for ground-nesting seabirds, but the arrival of people also meant the arrival of rats, which easily preyed on eggs and chicks. A unique international expedition is currently in the midst of a campaign to help restore these important seabird breeding sites. This week, the vessel RV Aquila returned to Apia, Samoa after a..
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