Tragedy of kea easily avoided

In 1979 scientist Eric Spurr warned that wide scale poisoning of New Zealand with compound 1080, intended to kill introduced mammals, was actually killing kea and many other animals. It took decades before NZ’s Department of Conservation (DoC) finally began to monitor kea deaths from 1080 poisoning.

Why is TbFree Poisoning Kea Habitat?

TbFree, formerly the Animal Health Board (AHB), explains: “Despite…

Endangered Kea harrassed by DOC

To monitor effects of 1080 poisoning, Kea are harrassed during…

Why is the NZ Government poisoning Kea?

The Department of Conservation (DoC) explains: “High levels…

The Kea, the world’s only mountain parrot, needs your help!

Playing with these big parrots, in car parks and at ski fields,…
New Zealand poisoned with 1080

A Critical Look at Aerial-Dropped, Poison-Laced Food in New Zealand’s Forest Ecosystems

Each year, New Zealand aerially distributes massive quantities…

Why is there an argument over 1080?

For many decades New Zealand has been racked by arguments over the widespread use of aerial 1080 poison. Both sides of the argument are supported by intelligent and committed conservationists so why can’t consensus be found when both sides care deeply about the birds and the forests.
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At least 65 dogs in a year poisoned by 1080 in New Zealand

The researchers carried out a postal survey of 125 randomly-selected veterinarians. Fifty-two vets responded and within their practices over a one year period, 65 dogs poisoned by 1080 had been dealt with. Three of the 52 respondents had each treated 10 cases. Only 25% of the treated dogs survived