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Goats eradicated from Aldabra Atoll.

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This article describes the process of removing feral goats from Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles through the use of radiotelemetry, sterilization and shooting. The control programme lasted for 25 years and ended on 3 August 2012 when the last goat was removed. The ecological impact and lessons learned during the eradication programme are also discussed.