Mongoose introduction in Fiji goes horribly wrong

The biggest problem with the mongoose came when they also began preying on lizards and birds. They even took the eggs from birds’ nests. The population of birds in Fiji was rapidly threatened. The mongoose prey on migratory birds and domestic poultry as well. Being such capable hunters, these populations have also been affected.

Humans seeks to control their environment and nature, often without enough understanding of the long term consequences. History is full of examples of how this has gone horribly wrong, as it did with the introduction of the mongoose here.

Mongoose introduction in Fiji goes horribly wrong