Alaskan island’s seashore ecosystem makes a full recovery in 11 years after removal of invasive rats

A conservation effort that removed rats from one of the islands in Alaska’s Aleutian archipelago has become a new example of how ecosystems can fully recover to their natural state in little more than a decade.  Formerly known as Rat Island, a coordinated conservation effort conducted by Island Conservation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and The Nature Conservancy removed the rats on the renamed … Continue reading Alaskan island’s seashore ecosystem makes a full recovery in 11 years after removal of invasive rats