Story: Human effects on the environment

Impact of rats

As this video clip shows, European rats had a devastating effect on the ground-dwelling native fauna – not only birds, but also insects and reptiles.

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Janet Wilmshurst, 'Human effects on the environment - Impact on animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/12549/impact-of-rats (accessed 28 September 2021)

Story by Janet Wilmshurst, published 24 Sep 2007