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Ile Vache marine restoration project


Ref: DPLUS011
Type: Darwin Plus
Project Leader: Peter Carr
Lead Institution: CGT - Chagos Conservation Trust
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2013-05-01
End Date: 2015-09-30
Funding: £32,256.00
Website:
Status: Current
Regions: UKOT
Countries: British Indian Ocean Territory
Purpose: This project aims to restore the ecosystems of Ile Vache Marine by eradicating the invasive black rat (Rattus rattus). This will: improve the breeding conditions for Critically Endangered Hawksbill and Endangered Green sea-turtles; allow for the re-colonisation of seabirds from the surrounding six Important Bird Areas; and promote native plant regeneration. Island ecological restoration has been successfully conducted elsewhere and is seen as the only method available to increase biodiversity and biomass of original species. In order to eradicate the rats this project will also manage other non-indigenous species, particularly coconut palms, preventing them from further constraining the native vegetation.
Outputs:

Related Projects: Creating a Terrestrial Action Plan for the Chagos Archipelago

Documents:
Title: DPLUS011 App edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: DPLUS011 HR1 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS011 HR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS011 AR1 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS011 AR2 - Edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]

Title: DPLUS011 FR - edited
Download: Final Report [pdf]