Tagged: Big South Cape

New Zealand’s environmental parable for a world crisis - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 19, 2019

Brian Gill The fate of rats on a tiny New Zealand island is a story to retell as the world’s experiment with unlimited growth of human numbers threatens ruin. The world has too many people. As if more than 7,260 million souls are not enough, the population is in the dreaded phase of exponential growth, rocketing uncontrolled and uncontrollably to … Read More

Big South Cape: an invasion, a rescue and an eradication - News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Mar 09, 2016

It was 1955 and it was only a single rat. But then in 1964, it was lots of rats. Muttonbirders returning to Big South Cape Island found their huts infested. The rodents had got into the bedding, they’d chewed the wallpaper off the walls, evidence of their presence was everywhere. By winter’s end, the … Read More