Today we are sitting down with Dena Spatz, PhD, David Will, and Nick Holmes, PhD – the three leading scientists on the historic paper that was just released called, “The global contribution of invasive vertebrate eradication as a key island restoration tool”. In this massively important paper, these scientists synthesized over 100 years of invasive vertebrate eradications from islands and found that this type of intervention had an 88% success rate. Yes, an 88% success rate! It’s rare that anything in conservation can give such a clear path forward.
Dena, Dave, Nick and I chat about a wide range of topics including the history behind our islands’ decline, what’s all involved in island conservation interventions including eradications and restoration, how they created the novel database that’s at the center of their historic paper, how to prevent future invasions from opportunistic species, and how we all can help save our islands.
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