Tell me more about a
trip to Antarctica!
Campbell Island Sign
Campbell Island is now a nature
reserve and has been since 1954.
There were however
sheep and cattle up until 1984 and the 1970's respectively,
both introduced in an attempt to farm the land that started
in 1896 and lasted until the Great Depression caused it
to be abandoned in 1931.
More recently, there
has been a major rat eradication programme on Campbell Island
to remove the rats introduced by sealers in 1801. This was
the largest such programme in the world and the Island was
declared rat-free in 2003.
Picture courtesy of Mike Usher
- Mike went on a Ross Sea expedition on board the Kapitan Khlebnikov
You can purchase a selection of Mike's pictures