Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Celebrating the eradication of rats from South Georgia with Princess Anne

I am heading off to the House of Lords tonight for a special ceremony to mark the sucess of the the first phase in a massive campaign to eradicate rats from South Georgia.
Having been to South Georgia to study its incredible sea bird colonies, I have followed the programme with interest and am delighted to have been invited. Princess Anne is among the guests!

The South Georgia Heritage Trust hopes to eliminate the entire rat population from the island with this ambitious project.

Rats have had a devastating impact on ground nesting birds since they first arrived on the ships of sealers and whalers in the 19th and 20th century.

This project aims to turn back the clock and restore South Georgia to its status as the most important seabird breeding island in the world. For more information follow this link

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful painting, Robert. And I wish South Georgia Trust well in their endeavor.