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NZ birds and 1080 – 3rd Degree

Laura Goodall posted in on December 5th, 2014.

The media attention is back on the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) biggest ever aerial 1080 drop in an effort to battle rats and stoats, a major threat to New Zealand’s native bird species. In the latest episode of TV3’s current affairs show 3rd Degree, Samantha Hayes speaks to the DOC’s Graeme Elliot and Landcare Research’s Dr Janine Duckworth to find […]

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RadioLive: Janine Duckworth on the ‘pill’ for possums

John Kerr posted in on March 28th, 2011.

RadioLive EnviroNews: Graeme Hill interviews Janine Duckworth, Landcare Research’s pest control specialist, on a new vaccine that might control the possum population in New Zealand. The vaccine, rather than killing possums, aims to cause infertility – leading to an eventual decline in numbers. You can listen to the full interview here

Dom Post: Birdlife explosion as possum numbers slashed

Peter Griffin posted in on November 27th, 2009.

Paul Easton of the Dominion Post reports on the success of anti-possum strategies, which have procued drops in posusm numbers of up to 87% since 1980s. Overall, the number of possums in New Zealand has approximately halved over this period, with Wellington showing the largest decrease.  The decrease in possum numbers has meant a recovery […]

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