Islands around the world have been devastated by the effects of alien invasive species. WMIL has over 30 years of experience in the eradication of these pests from islands, and as such have the technical skills to assess, design and implement your eradication programme. We also provide auditing of on-going control or eradication programmes. Due to strict regulations governing the use of rodenticides in Europe, WMIL developed a ground-based bait station and baiting programme that minimised non-target exposure whilst still ensuring pest eradication. Using these methods, we have successfully eradicated mice, rats, feral cats and rabbits from over 20 islands around the world. Usually in partnership with local conservation organisations and resident island communities, these eradications have been the first step in the islands’ restoration, leading the way for species recovery.
The concept of ‘mainland islands’ was developed in New Zealand to protect and restore habitats at defined areas on the mainland by using predator-fencing, geographical features or intensive management of pest species. WMIL has provided advice on, designed, constructed, and managed predator-fenced sites including the removal of pest species within the fence boundaries within New Zealand and around the world. Our team can assist you with your mainland island from concept to completion.Back to work