Informing Island Eradications: Learned learned.
To date there have been over 240 successful eradications of vertebrate pests on over 170 Australian islands.
Invasive species eradication influences island ecosystems, which is of course the desired result. However, there can be unanticipated ecological outcomes from eradications.
This presents challenges for decision-makers, managers and island communities in assessing whether to undertake an eradication and how best to implement eradication and subsequent monitoring strategies.