The following pages describe threats, animal and plant, to Rakino Island's natural values. Each of the weed species featured are well established on Rakino Island and it will take ongoing effort to reduce and control their spread. Myrtle Rust has not been detected on Rakino Island, however we should maintain vigilance to prevent it's spread, please read the fact sheet to understand how. None of the animal species featured are present on Rakino Island and the challenge is to keep them from re-invading. We all have a part to play. The rewards are well worth the effort. For further information please click on the photographs or links.