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Wildlife Boom Expected After Eradication of 30,000 Rats

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Bristle-thighed-Curlew_Michael-WaltherTN.jpgWildlife numbers are expected to rebound at Palmyra Atoll, a 580-acre collection of islets located about 1,000 miles south of Hawai'i, that has been given a rat-free bill of health one year after about 30,000 rats were eradicated as part of a major effort to remove these invasive predators, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, and Island Conservation announced.


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