SavingSpecies isn’t easy. It requires choices like using baiting compounds such as 1080 to eradicate feral predators. But our animals deserve our support. And our scientists can show us how to save them safely, effectively and justifiably.
Today I visited Kapiti Island with DOC Threatened Species Ambassador Nicola Toki. One of New Zealand’s island arks, Kapiti represents over a decade of hard work by Department of Conservation’s rangers. The island is now feral predator free. Baiting with biodegradable 1080 was essential for the eradications. Now there are no more rats, FeralCats or stoats. New Zealand’s wildlife is coming back. The birds and lizards are safe from harm. Safe from extinction. The science shows the island has no toxic residues from the biodegradable baiting.
A bird chorus that almost disappeared from New Zealand has come back.
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