A small island in the Pacific is hoping to be the first place in the world to
declare itself totally free of the invasive Myna bird.
Moves to eradicate Indian Mynas in Cook Islands (Credit: ABC)
Early last century, the Myna was introduced to Atiu island in the Cook
Islands as a way of controlling insects and other pests in crops and
But within a few short years, its aggressive behaviour decimated local bird
Recently, the people of Atiu have been fighting back and have so far killed
around 20-thousand Mynas.
Presenter: Campbell Cooney.
Speaker: Alan Lieberman, from the San Diego