Uninhabited Caribbean island is thriving once more after being ravaged for decades by goats and rats
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Uninhabited Caribbean island is thriving once more after being ravaged for decades by goats and rats

The uninhabited Caribbean island of Redonda has a thriving ‘miraculous’ ecology but it wasn’t always this way – for decades it was ravaged by goats and rats.The island was a hive of human activity in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as miners worked to extract guano and phosphates for use in fertilizer.It was deserted…