If this work isn't done soon the glaciers will retreat further leaving a beach in front of them that rats could get along. This means that larger areas would have to baited at once and the changeable weather on the island mean that windows for helicopter flying are often short.
More details here and more general details of this and other rat eradication projects here
|Rusting whaling station, Grytviken was last operational 50 years ago|
|Some areas of Grytviken whaling station have been removed to make it safe for tourists. It was initially abandoned with nothing removed as the whalers expected to return.|