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Aerial 1080 poisoning in New Zealand: Reasons for concern

Abstract

Reasons to be concerned about the widespread use of aerially distributed food baits containing 1080 poison (sodium monofluoroacetate) for pest control in New Zealand are evident in scientific publications and government reviews and reports.

Many hazardous properties and a lack of scientific knowledge of the effects of 1080 were described in a comprehensive report by the Environmental Risk Management Authority in 2007.

These findings are presented followed by examination of evidence of problems with aerial 1080 use:

1) Increased pest impacts following poisoning due to competitive release of rats and mice, and prey-switching by predators;

2) Reduced efficacy with repeated poisoning of rats;

3) Deaths of native birds;

4) Lack of scientific justification and monitoring of aerial 1080 use.

It is concluded that there is an urgent need to bring scientific methodology into pest management.

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5 replies
  1. Vicky Lilly
    Vicky Lilly says:

    We matched yesterday against 1080. For many years. We have been trying to stop aerial drops of 1080. DOC are about to drop over Mt Taranaki. Please help us to stop it before it’s too late

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  2. Vicky Lilly
    Vicky Lilly says:

    We marched yesterday against 1080. For many years. We have been trying to stop aerial drops of 1080. DOC are about to drop over Mt Taranaki. Please help us to stop it before it’s too late

    Reply
  3. Barry Eaton
    Barry Eaton says:

    I worked with 1080 many years ago when I worked for the Upper Clutha Pest Destuction Board and am opposed to what is happening in this country who dont realize what they are doing to our native birds and insects

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