The Rat Management for Rural Communities project
wants to raise awareness about rats, the problems they cause
and the ecological solutions which the project is promoting.
We will be producing many posters, stickers and leaflets, and
electronic copies of the outputs will be posted here as they
Discovery Channel (2011) Swarmchasers:
Rats. A nature documentary following Dr Steven Belmain
looking for rat swarms in Bangladesh. Broadcast in
January 2011 for Animal Planet, 45 minutes. Clicking on the link will download the video - you will need a good connection.
BBC World Service (2010) Rat
Attack Science in Action. November 19th, 2010.
CBCRadio (2010) Falling
Flowers Rising Rats. Quirks and Quarks. December 11th, 2010.
BBC Earth News (2010) Attack
of the Rats. November 19th, 2010.
Belmain, S.R. (2010) Battling
rodents in Bangladesh. Pest. 11: 23-25.
Normile D. 2010. Holding
back a torrent of rats. Science 327, 806-807.
Singleton, G.R. Belmain, S.R. and Brown, P.R. (eds.) (2010)
Rodent Outbreaks: Ecology
and Impacts. International Rice Research
Institute Press, Los Banos, Philippines. 289 pages.
Belmain, S.R. (2009) Rat
Race. Developments. 45: 33-35.
Magazine is supported by the UK Department for International
Training and awareness
Trainer's Manual RIU
issues of rats RIU
rice storage systems RIU
Bill Board RIU
Festoon on Kill Traps
of kill traps
A three part video
on "how to control rats"
Belmain, S.R., Kamal, N.Q., Harun, M., Kadry, N.I., Baker, A., Roy, R.N., Hossain,
M., Mithu, M.S.H., Islam, S. Hoque, A., Shafali, R.B., Meyer, A., Aplin, K.,
Singleton, G.R., and Azad, A.K. (2005) Managing Rats in Rural Villages of Bangladesh.
AID-Comilla, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 3-part video, 45 minutes. In English: Part
video introduction) In Bengali: Part
1, Part 2, Part
A training manual
in Bengali language adapted from a book originally published
by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
Aplin, K.A., Brown, P.R., Jacob, J., Krebs, C.J., Singleton,
G.R. Belmain, S.R., Kamal, N.Q., Shafali, RB, Harun, M., Kadri,
N.I., Baker, A., Azad, A.K., Hoque, A., Meyer, A., Mian, Y.
(2006). Field methods for rodent studies in Bangladesh. AID-Comilla,
Dhaka, Bangladesh 250 pp. In
to English version.
Training and awareness raising material for
rat floods in the Chittagong Hill Tracts
Rat species CHT
Health issues of rats CHT
Modified rice storage systems CHT
Trainer manual CHT short version
Trainer manual CHT full version part 1
Trainer manual CHT full version part 2
Other publications about ecologically-based rodent management
and similar topics by members of the project team and other
BBC World Service. Rats! a two-part programme
broadcast within the One Planet series. The second 30 minute
programme contains much material derived from the ratzooman
project and scientists involved. The programmes were broadcast
internationally on two separate occasions, in June 2005 and
January 2006. The programmes have been permanently
archived on the BBC website and were separately produced
on a CD for limited distribution. You can listen to the programmes
by clicking on the below links.
part one: New York
part two East Africa
World Service radio programme on rodent pests in Mozambique
from BBC production “In The Field”
Belmain, S.R. (2007) Rats,
an ecologically based approach for managing a global problem.
Low External Input and Sustainable Agriculture. 23(4):
Belmain, S.R., Dlamini, N., Eiseb. S., Kirsten,
F., Mahlaba, T., Makundi, R., Malebane, P., Maltitz, E. von,
Massawe, A., Monadjem. A., Mulungu, L., Siwiya, E., Taylor,
P., and Tutjavi, V. (2008) The
ECORAT project: developing ecologically-based rodent management
for the southern African region. International Pest
Taylor, P.J., Arntzen, L., Hayter, M. Iles,
M., Frean, J., and Belmain, S.R. (2008) Understanding
and managing sanitary risks due to rodent zoonoses in an African
city: beyond the Boston Model. Integrative Zoology.
Stenseth, N.C, Aikimbayev, A., Atshabar, B.B.,
Begon, M., Belmain, S.R., Bertherat, B., Carniel, E., Gage,
K.L., Leirs, H. and Rahalison, L. (2008) Plague:
Past, Present and Future. PLoS Medicine. 5(1):
Bonner, P.C., Schmidt, W.P., Belmain, S.R.,
Oshin, B., Baglole D., and Borchert, M. (2007) Poor
housing quality increases risk of rodent infestation and Lassa
fever infection in refugee camps of Sierra Leone. American
Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 77(1): 169-175.
Kamal, N.Q. and Hossain, M.M. (2003) Comparison
of different baits to attract rats to traps in rice fields in
Bangladesh. In: Rats, Mice and People: Rodent Biology and
Management (Singleton, G.R., Hinds, L.A., Krebs C.J. and
Spratt, D.M. eds). ACIAR Monograph Series No. 96. Canberra:
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, pp.
Singleton, G.R., Hinds, L.A., Leirs, H. and
Zhang, Z. (eds.) (1999) Ecologically-based Rodent Management.
Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Canberra,
AU. 494 pp. This book can be downloaded
via the International Rice Research Institute.
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