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Conservationists turn poisoners in the Galapagos

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In the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, one of the world’s greatest havens for biodiversity, conservationists have turned poisoners – they dropped 12 tonnes of poisoned rat food on Pinzon Island in November, in a an attempt to eradicate the rat population that has terrorized the indigenous wildlife since it was introduced, probably by pirate ships, centuries ago. AFP


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