I just stumbled across an article on MSN and wanted to share. Click here to read "Rat kill in Galapagos Islands targets 180 million". It discusses the non-native rat problem in the Galapagos and how it is being dealt with to save the native animals of the islands. I remember hearing about the rat problems when we were visiting last January, however I did not see one rat while we were there. I got lucky. When we were on Isabela Island, we visited their tortoise reserve and there were very young tortoises that were in locked up enclosures. Our guide said that the baby tortoises had to be protected from rats that would eat them. If the plan does work for these rats to be exterminated, then I hope it really helps the native species of the Galapagos to keep reproducing and creating more and more generations for all of our human generations to see.