November 28, 2016

Restoring the prestige of an island paradise

Eradicating rodents from Lord Howe Island is expected to avoid seven extinctions over the next 20 years. Photo: Fanny Schertzer – CC BY 2.5 How would you like a 15 to 1 return on your investment? Well, that’s what we’re looking at under a plan to rid Lord Howe Island of rats and mice. Island Conservation’s Dr Ray Nias takes a […]
September 28, 2017

Green Light for Lord Howe Island Restoration Project

A program to restore Lord Howe Island, home to the locally extinct, Critically Endangered Lord Howe Stick Insect has been given the green light. Blog credit: Island Conservation Island Conservation applauds the decision of the Lord Howe Island Board to proceed to the implementation stage of the Rodent Eradication Project that aims to remove all invasive rats and mice from […]
October 5, 2017

All systems go for Lord Howe Island rat eradication

An historic decision has been made for Australia’s World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island, they are going to get rid of the rats.The decision was not taken lightly, it follows years of exhaustive research, environmental impact trials, human health assessments, economic cost and benefit analysis. “The project will be the single biggest conservation action to date to protect and enhance the […]
February 16, 2018

Impacts of Rodents on Lord Howe Island’s Biodiversity

February 19, 2018

REP Project Updates – Weekly Newsletter 1

Update on Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) Minor Use Permit Process.  The assessment of the new AMPVA application is underway and a decision is expected soon. We have recently been made aware of a misleading extract of a document regarding our original permit application and assessment being circulated in the community. The report titled “The application specific environmental risk […]
February 19, 2018

REP Project Updates – Weekly Newsletter 2

What is the true cost of stopping the drop? We have covered the benefits of the REP, but if the REP was not to proceed what would the impact be? Would there be any impact at all? Increased Species extinction outlook Almost 66% of recent extinctions and 75% of all recorded terrestrial vertebrate extinctions occurred on islands with most caused […]
February 22, 2018

Community Meeting – Presentation

View the presentation (with Audio) Thank you to everyone who attended the REP Meeting on Thursday evening at the Community Hall. We had some great discussion and questions and hope we had some clear take away information; we look forward to working with you all over the coming months. If you have any further specific questions, please just give us a call on 02 6563 […]