ladder hill
LADDER HILL
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
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JAMESTOWN
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
RUPERT'S BEACH
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
BOER CEMETERY
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

rats

Armageddon for island’s rats: but not on St Helena

Twenty five men and women are spending months camping out on ice-covered South Georgia on what’s been called “the world’s biggest rat cull”. It is being led by zoologist Anthony Martin, dubbed the Pied Piper, who hopes to poison millions of the rats that have been killing seabirds for 200 years on St Helena’s sister territory …

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‘I survived rat fever. It’s serious’ – Henry’s story

Reports of increasing numbers of rats have caused concern at public meetings on St Helena. They’re a threat to the island’s critically endangered wirebird, but they also pose a serious risk to humans. By the time Henry Thorpe realised he was seriously ill, he could no longer even crawl to the phone to call for …

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Rat claims discounted as pest control staff are laid off

Claims that rats are on the increase across the island have been discounted by St Helena Government (SHG) – just as the number of pest controllers is being halved. Five of the 11 staff who lay bait are to lose their jobs. Councillors have confirmed receiving complaints, but a statement from The Castle says: “There …

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Climate change puts UK territories in danger, warns minister

Climate change is jeopardising the future of some of Britain’s overseas territories and could leave islands ‘completely cut off,’ a UK government report has warned. Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman says in the report: ‘The environmental challenges which our overseas territories face are… threatening the future security and safety of our territories, and in particular the people and the biodiversity …

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