Oct 082017
 
Giant tree-dwelling rat discovered in the Solomon Islands

For a long time, people living on the Vangunu Island in the Solomons spoke about the “vika”, a giant rat on the island that lives in trees and cracks open coconuts with its teeth. But the rat remained elusive to the scientific community. Now, researchers have finally discovered an individual of the mysterious rat, making […]

Mar 232013
 
Birds on California Island Rebounding from Rat Devastation Following Eradication Effort

Ten years after tens of thousands of invasive rats were removed from an ecologically significant island off the coast of Southern California, populations of rare seabirds are rebounding. There has been a four-fold increase in the number of Scripps’s Murrelet nests, and two species never before known to nest on Anacapa, the Cassin’s Auklet and […]