SUCCESS! LEHUA ISLAND IS RAT FREEPosted on Apr 21, 2021
Decade-Long Eradication Effort at State Sea Bird Sanctuary is Complete
|Photos courtesy of Marci Brimhall and DLNR|
(LĪHUʻE) – Just in time for Earth Day 2021, Lehua Island, the tiny, but mighty island off Kaua‘i’s west shore has been declared free of damaging, introduced (invasive) rats. After many decades, the island is free of invasive vertebrates, enabling Hawaii’s seabirds to safely nest on the steep rocky shores, and native plants to flourish once again.
Lehua Island: Past & Future. -Includes a historical timeline of the island the restoration efforts, as well as a slideshow of birds on the island
DLNR Press Release