Alifano, Aurora. 2012. Operational Plan for Eradication of House Mice (Mus musculus) from Allen Cay, Exuma Islands, Bahamas. Island Conservation.

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This Operational Plan (an Unpublished document prepared for Bahamas National Trust (BNT), Nassau, Bahamas) for the eradication of introduced House mice (Mus musculus) from Allen Cay in the Exuma Islands, Bahamas outlines the operational structure and individual tasks and responsibilities required to implement and fulfil the goal and objectives of the proposed project. A number of planning and preparatory tasks are required before the fieldwork is able to commence. A task schedule with assigned responsibilities is presented in chronological order as a way of ensuring all required tasks are carried out effectively and at the appropriate time. The fieldwork will consist of four keys stages:

1)  The capture and transfer of rock iguanas to another cay

2) The cutting of transects necessary to establish a grid system for baitin

3) The double application of bait to the cay

4) The monitoring of operation efficacy and impact

The operation will be led by Island Conservation (IC) and Bahamas National Trust (BNT), and team members include IC and BNT staff along with a shearwater biologist.

Read more: Alifano, Aurora (Island Conservation) – 2012- Allen Cay Eradication Operational Plan (PDF)