EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2010 Num. article: 2010/091

Restoration of the Bagaud Island (FR) through the eradication of Carpobrotus spp. and rats

The National Park of Port Cros (FR) has planned an ecological restoration of the Bagaud Island, invaded by Carpobrotus spp. (Aizoaceae, EPPO List of IAP) and rats (Rattus rattus, Muridae). Without taking any action, the site would have lost its biological diversity due to the progression of the invasive Carpobrotus spp. which are also spread by rats eating seeds. This project associates land managers, scientists and private donnors. The objective of this project is to restore an island which has nature reserve status, and to provide a case study in the field of eradication. Additionally, a documentary film will be produced to raise public awareness on eradication of invasive alien species.


Parc National de Port Cros, Institut Méditerranéen d’Ecologie et de Paléoécologie (2008) Retauration écologique de l’île de Bagaud (Parc National de Port Cros). Approche intégrée entre science et conservation, 4 pp.
Contact: Aurélie Passetti, aurelie.passetti@gmail.com