Coyne, Peter.

This book describes the geology, biology and history of Phillip Island (near Norfolk Island in the South Pacific), particularly the spectacular damage by feral animals (pigs, goats and rabbits) released between 1793 and 1830, eradication of rabbits in the 1980s and remarkable recovery of the ecosystem. A new plant species has been found, a plant long believed extinct was rediscovered. Bird species have doubled in number. Phillip Island has numerous endemic and threatened species and is an important seabird breeding ground. Includes maps, graphs and many photographs, which show the dramatic revegetation since rabbit eradication.

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Petaurus Press, December, 2009.  136 pages, paperback, colour photographs, maps.

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Weight 400 g