The North Island example

There is an interesting story that concerns an island on the Seychelles, North Island, where a project to eradicate rats and other invasive species has been implemented by a South African ecotourism company. The fight against alien species continues today through constant biosecurity actions to prevent unwelcome guests from reaching the island, which was declared rat-free in 2006. It has now become a high-end tourism destination, with visitors including royalty and celebrities…

This is an excellent example of how restoring natural habitats, especially on islands, can generate major economic and environmental benefits.

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