Reclaiming South Georgia - the Defeat of Furry Invaders on a Sub-antarctic Island

Denis Browne will talk about his experience of being involved with eradicating rats and mice on South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean.

Having arrived with whaling ships, these rodents were eating their way through literally millions of vulnerable seabirds and their chicks. With an international team of rat eradicators, brightly coloured helicopters and tonnes of rodenticide bait, a small British charity, the South Georgia Heritage Trust, set about fixing the problem.

A warm welcome is extended to all members, and especially to new members and visitors.

A donation, ideally $5 or more, to cover hall hire & expenses would be appreciated.