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THE RAT HUNTERS IN PARADISE (5min 07sec)

The necklace of remote Cook Islands landforms is a renowned safe haven for yachties and a sanctuary for 100,000 seabirds birds. But today the islets are overrun by unwanted guests.

Across Polynesia, Pacific, brown and black rats brought in by vessels over the past 200 years have driven more bird species to extinction than in any other region in the world.

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