Mice to be eradicated from island to prevent rare-bird population from being wiped out

The non-native rodents have taken to preying on birds as an alternative source of food

The iconic wandering albatross (pictured) is in danger of becoming locally extinct on Marion Island as mice target the majestic birds. Photo: Getty Images

Ben FarmerTelegraph Media Group Limited

Conservationists are to launch an unprecedented mouse eradication project as they attempt to protect rare island seabirds from rodents.