Million Dollar Mouse

Photo by Ngaire Hart.

Photo by Ngaire Hart

Photo by Steve Attwood (© 2014)

Eradicating mice from the Antipodes Islands.

The Antipodes Islands are our ecological treasures that lie 800km southeast of Bluff, they are the only home for the Antipodes Island snipe and the Antipodes Island parakeet. Lots of other seabirds use these islands as life-rafts in the Southern Ocean, to breed, feed or just rest. But we have left mice on them.

Kiwi’s have raised $1 million to eradicate mice from New Zealand’s Antipodes Islands and the Department of Conservation is about to start the massive task of getting every mouse off the Island.