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Anacapa Island Seabird Restoration
November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 PM
Speaker: Annie Little
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Photo caption: Scripps’s Murrelet
Photo by: Sarah Thomsen
The removal of invasive species from islands is a powerful tool for conserving and protecting unique island species. Island eradication projects often face formidable biological, logistical, and social challenges. This presentation will highlight the eradication of black rats from Anacapa Island. This project was the first rodent eradication from an island where an endemic rodent was present and the first aerial application of a rodenticide in North America. Now, 20 years after the successful implementation of the project, monitoring shows significant positive benefits to seabirds.
Annie Little is the Supervisory Natural Resource Manager for Channel Islands National Park. Prior to joining the National Park Service in 2019, she worked 23 years for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Annie’s focus is the conservation of unique island ecosystems, including eradication and control of invasive species and habitat restoration. Annie is the U.S. coordinator for the Trilateral Island Initiative which promotes island conservation in Canada, U.S., and Mexico.