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Following toxicity trials on reptiles and other non-target animals, and approval by authorities of non-target risk assessment, rat eradication was carried out on Rábida and islets around Santiago island in the Galapagos. Photo of rat poison being dropped by helicopter on Rábida in 2011 courtesy of Galapagos National Park.