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Puffins among birds to thrive on island after rat cull | ITV News

Puffins have been saved from extinction on an island off the coast of Devon 13 after rats were wiped out.

A study led by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds reveals the total seabird numbers on Lundy have now tripled to over 21,000 birds.

This growth over the past 15 years resulted after the island was declared rat free in 2006.

In 2002, Natural England, the Landmark Trust, the National Trust and RSPB joined forces to eradicate the rats, which are not native to Britain but were imported unwittingly on ships visiting the island or from shipwrecks.

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