Packard Foundation to Island Rats: DROP DEAD

Rats have made themselves at home on numerous islands around the world - and in the most unpleasant way. These rats are now driving native seabirds towards extinction. The Packard Foundation, which is committed to seabird conservation, has supported several projects to remove island rats over the years and looks set to continue doing so in the future.
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How Packard Foundation's Squawkathon Is Saving Seabirds

Free food, beer, and a cash prize – these were recently promised by the Packard Foundation in order to lure scientists, designers, developers, and project managers to the first ever ‘Squawkathon’. Held on September 13th 2013 in Portland Oregon, the purpose of the event was to bring together creative, tech-savvy types in order to design a way to better identify and track global seabird bycatch.
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