18 Jan 2008

Samoa launches programme to eradicate myna birds

10:23 am on 18 January 2008

The Samoa government has approved the launching of a programme for the eradication of myna birds in an attempt to help counter the impact the birds have on the native bird population, people's livelihoods and agriculture.

The government says the programme will include bonus schemes where financial rewards will be offered to people who can capture the mynas.

Long-term methods will also be introduced to help control the growing population of the birds.