September 2008
View a copy of this publication that summarises wildlife translocations to offshore islands in the Marlborough Sounds.


The translocation of wildlife to predator-free islands has become a key tool for conservation in New Zealand where predation is often the cause of declining populations. The Marlborough Sounds is an important area for this form of management because of the number of islands and because rats have now been eradicated from most of them.

This paper attempts to summarise translocations that have occurred so far - either for survival of an endangered species or to restore the biodiversity of an island.


Peter Gaze

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