RE: Macquarie Island [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

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Subject: RE: Macquarie Island [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
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Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 13:06:17 +1000
The management plan at
-rabbit-eradication-plan.pdf indicates that a two part strategy will be
employed as below:

The recommended methodology for eradicating rabbits and rodents on
Macquarie Island is in two parts:
1. Aerially broadcast pellet baits containing brodifacoum - a
second-generation anticoagulant - by helicopter. Use of differential
global positioning system computers in helicopters will ensure accurate
coverage. This operation is designed to eradicate rodents and to remove
in excess of 95 per cent of rabbits.
2. Field teams will follow up on the ground to eliminate individual
rabbits surviving the bait drops. These teams will use a range of
techniques including daylight and spotlight shooting, fumigating
burrows, trained dogs and trapping over a four-year time frame to ensure
that rabbits are removed faster than they can breed.

Harvey Perkins
CRC Programme
ph (02) 6240 7103     fax (02) 6123 5525


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Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 11:06:10 +1000
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Subject: Fw: [Birding-Aus] Macquarie Island
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Subject: Macquarie Island

   As I understand it, the dogs are for the final cleanup. In essence
the whole  island will be baited after the breeding season when the
number of natives  is minimal, and the dogs used for the remnant ferals,
so that they won't be  required for a year or two at least.

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