Major win over mynas 2014

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Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:40:42 +1100
Please pardon one of the now most overused puns in Eastern Australian English. However, it is a laughing matter!
Kindly sent to CIMAG by the Invasive Animals CRC.
Moves to eradicate Mynas in Cook Islands

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 gardens.

But within a few short years, its aggressive behaviour decimated local bird populations.

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 Zoo



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