26 May 2016

Mouse eradication for Antipodes Islands

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:28 pm on 26 May 2016

DOC staff have left Port Timaru on a ship, bound for a small set of islands 900 kilometres south east of New Zealand. Their mission is to eradicate mice from Antipodes Islands, a campaign which they say has massive logistical challenges but will help restore the islands' incredible wildlife, including a flightless parakeet and the Antipodes Snipe, not to mention some uncharismatic but fascinating beetles.