Henderson Island: Castaway Scientists

In May 2015, I joined a team of scientists to go to one of the most remote islands on earth. We were sent by global conservation organisation the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to investigate a failed rat eradication and study some of the unique creatures that call this place home.

The Location

Way out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from the nearest continent, lies the tiny, uninhabited Henderson Island. It’s one of 4 islands in the Pitcairn group (famously linked