16 Nov 2015

1080 Drops - Dr Graeme Elliott

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 16 November 2015

A massive 1080 poison offensive has successfully wiped out 95 per cent of rats and 85 per cent of stoats in targeted forests around the country. But the result still fell a bit short of what a Department of Conservation scientist was hoping for. As part of a $21 million project dubbed The Battle for Our Birds, DoC staff launched 27 aerial pest control operations between last August and February over hundreds of thousands of hectares of beech forest, mainly in the South Island.

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