Date: 11/6/17 11:14 am
From: Lars Per Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Invasive eradication in New Zealand may affect Oregon birds someday.
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And what about pig? Did the Maori not have them in the pre-Cookian era?
I know they came with Polynesians to Hawaii. The invention of the out-rigger
is said to be responsible for the extinction of 20 % of the world's bird species
during the past few millenia.lpn
On Nov 6, 2017, at 8:21 AM, Jeff Gilligan wrote:

> 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.”
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>> 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
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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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