Date: 11/6/17 8:22 am
From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Invasive eradication in New Zealand may affect Oregon birds someday.
There was a significant error in the report. The first rats were the Polynesian rats that accompanied the Maoris when they colonized the islands. Typical media: “Blame the white guys only.”


> On Nov 5, 2017, at 9:46 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> wrote:
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> http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/wonder-list-bill-weir-new-zealand-predator-free-2050/index.html <http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/wonder-list-bill-weir-new-zealand-predator-free-2050/index.html>
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> Before the introduction of rats and other invasive species, seabirds, such as Cook’s Petrels, used the large islands in great numbers for nesting. Good luck New Zealand in your ambitious efforts
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> Jeff Gilligan
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