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More 1080 needed to save native birds and plants – Environment Commissioner

John Kerr posted in on July 17th, 2013.

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says DOC should use more 1080 poison in pest control. The Commissioner, Dr Jan Wright, made the recommendation in a update to her original 2011 report, Evaluating the use of 1080: Predators, poisons and silent forests. Reviewing the reaction to the original report, Dr Wright found it was well […]

PCE report calls for moratorium on longfin eel fishing – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on April 17th, 2013.

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has launched a new report, On a pathway to extinction? An investigation into the status and management of the longfin eel. The SMC gathered reaction from experts: Dr Angus McIntosh, Professor of Freshwater Ecology, University of Canterbury, comments: “Eels are disproportionately important in New Zealand rivers because […]

Inquiry will clear the air on fracking – editorial

John Kerr posted in on April 3rd, 2012.

The editorial in today’s (Tuesday 3rd April) New Zealand Herald welcomes the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s announcement of an official inquiry into  fracking. An excerpt (read in full here): Editorial: Probe should yield clarity on fracking The inquiry into fracking being undertaken by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is extremely welcome. The technique, […]

End debate on 1080 – NZ Herald Editorial

John Kerr posted in on June 13th, 2011.

An editorial in today’s New Zealand Herald acknowledges the shortcomings of 1080 but ultimately recognises the findings of the comprehensive 1080 report from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. The report was released last week by by Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, and supports the use of 1080 poison as pest control […]

1080 report lands pest control back in the headlines

John Kerr posted in on June 8th, 2011.

A comprehensive report advocating the use of 1080 poison to control pest population and protect native species is rekindling media attention on a long-standing issue. This morning, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright released a report examining the use of 1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate). The report canvasses existing scientific evidence and ultimately supports the use […]

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