Friday, January 10, 2014

Remote South Pacific island aims to be first in the world to eliminate mynas

Early last century, the myna was introduced to Atiu Island in Cook Islands as a way of controlling insects and other pests in crops and gardens.
But within a few short years, its aggressive behaviour destroyed the local bird populations.
In 2000, the myna was declared to be among the world's 100 worst invasive species.
The people of Atiu have gone a step further, declaring a war on the myna - calling themselves the 'myanators'.

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