Monday, March 5, 2007

South Africa: Robben Island Birds On Road to Recovery

Robben Island's endangered African Black Oystercatchers have started breeding in record numbers following last year's successful feral cat eradication programme.
The island's managers, Robben Island Museum, reported that there were just two of the cats left last month, down from about 70 in April.
The cats had a devastating impact on the island's seabird populations - including the iconic oystercatchers but also other indigenous species such as Swift Terns.

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