Small birds benefit from aerial 1080 ops


An Otago University masters student has published a thesis that supports the ongoing and increased use of aerlal 1080 pest control for the boost it brings to small birds and biodiversity.

In his Zoology Masters thesis, Tristan Rawlence, a post-graduate student at the University of Otago, looks at landscape scale alpine predator control.

He says "Endangered rock wren populations will benefit greatly from an increased use of 1080.​"

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Rock wren numbers have grown strongly in the wake of aerial 1080 operations in alpine areas