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New Zealand works towards eradication of invasive species by 2050

New Zealand is on its way to being invasive species-free, using a combination of traditional and high-tech eradication methods.

The battle started in the 1960s, when residents of an island off New Zealand eradicated rats from the island. Now New Zealand citizens are going after brushtail possums and stoats, along with three species of rat that have invaded the country. The eradication order is a tall one: to be free of invasive predators by 2050. Continue reading