The goal is to kill off all non-native rodents, beginning with the Galapagos’ smaller islands, without endangering other wildlife.
Then on May 20, 2014, Chmerkovskiy, paired with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis, won his first Dancing with the Stars title.
The aim of the school was to train children to become young gentlemen or ladies, and the education included manners and ballroom dance.
Rats also have depleted plants on which native species feed.“It’s one of the worst problems the Galapagos have.
(Rats) reproduce every three months and eat everything,” said Juan Carlos Gonzalez, a specialist with the Nature Conservancy involved in the Phase II eradication operation on Pinzon Island and the islet of Plaza Sur.
The poisoned bait, developed by Bell Laboratories in the United States, is contained in light blue cubes that attract rats but are repulsive to other inhabitants of the islands.