Re: Lord Howe Island endemics.

Subject: Re: Lord Howe Island endemics.
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 09:06:36 +1000

Lawrie Conole wrote "I believe these (LHI stick insects) only survive on Ball's Pyramid offshore from LHI (at least until recently).  I seem to recall hearing about some being captured for captive breeding and re-release on LHI.  Aren't the
currawongs going to love that .....

There is a draft multi-species Recovery Plan for Lord Howe Island (which I haven't read).  I've been told that there is a long term plan to release insects on the main island but this will be dependant upon the eradication of rats.  In regards LHI Currawongs, well ...  it may take a bit of the predation pressure off the White Terns.


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