Filling knowledge gaps to enable rewilding of the Chagos Archipelago


British Indian Ocean Territory
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Ref: DPLUS138

Status: Current

Round:
9
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Project Leader:
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
British Indian Ocean Territory Administration, Biodiversity Restoration Specialists Limited
Start Date:
01-07-21
End Date:
30-06-23
Funding:
£73,672.00
Regions:
UKOT
Countries:
British Indian Ocean Territory
Project Summary:
The seabirds and corals of the Chagos Archipelago are inextricably linked. Seabirds provide nutrients that help the corals survive but, on some islands, because of the presence of invasive rats that eat seabird eggs and chicks, seabirds have disappeared, breaking this important link. The aim of this project is to collect data to fill knowledge gaps and inform a robust and effective Rat Eradication Operational Plan to successfully remove rats, allow rewilding and ultimately boost biodiversity across the archipelago.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS138 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2021-06-21 00:00:00