Kōrero: Conservation – a history

Rats (1 o 4)

Rats

A plague of rats on Big South Cape Island in 1964 was responsible for the extinction of several rare bird species. These rats were trapped and killed in a single night.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10031594
Photograph by J. D. O'Brien

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Saving native birds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13930/rats (accessed 7 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015