Fake puffins used to encourage endangered birds back to island abandoned after ‘killer rat invasion’

The Telegraph | Oct 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • The cliffs of the Calf of Man appear abundant with puffins, a species threatened with global extinction, but upon closer inspection the seabirds are not all that they seem.
  • Manx Shearwater populations have since risen from 348 pairs in 2013, to over 500 in 2018.
  • Following the cull, a collective of Manx environmental groups devised a plan to draw the puffins back to the habitat using plastic decoys and sound systems.