Something you don't expect to find when tramping through pristine native new zealand forest are carcasses of poisoned animals and native birds lying on the ground yet this was the experience of trampers in fiordland following the massive aerial 1080 pest-control campaign of august 2014. Thank you for your support this far for the petition on ending possum shooting and 1080 poison in new zealand i continue to send out new messages to various places including the media. In new zealand, aerial poisoning with 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) bait is widely used for control of introduced small mammal pests in remote or forested areas. This included registering no rats in the intensively pest-controlled kōkako management area for almost six months 2018 operation between august and october 2018, the area will again undergo an aerial application of 1080 bait.
New zealand is proud of its clean, green and pure image however the use of 1080 poisoning as the main weapon in the war against animals regarded as 'pests' is controversial a cruel and indiscriminate poison, 1080 is used to kill unwanted animals which include possums, feral cats, rabbits, rats and stoats. Important 1080 facts every new zealander should know aerial 1080 drops need to stop clear alternative methods of pest control are available, but are not. Caitlin boraman introduction 1080, sodium fluoroacetate, is a pesticide used in new zealand to control forest pests such as, possums phala.
The doc, ospri (tbfree nz), federated farmers, forest and bird and wwf-nz back the use of the pesticide, calling 1080 an effective, safe and valuable tool in the fight to protect new zealand's. Doc and agencies stand up for 1080 to protect new zealand's forests and wildlife doc is fully committed to the use of 1080 to protect our forests and native wildlife in the face of the current campaign of misinformation and is joined by other agencies in standing up for the use of this pesticide. 1080 is also a critical tool for the pest control needed to protect new zealand's native plants and wildlife 1080 is currently needed by land managers to protect large areas of forest and native wildlife from possums, rats, stoats, and the diseases they spread. The department of conservation and tbfree new zealand spend more than $2 million annually with research organisations in investigating alternative pest control 1080: the facts forest & bird is part of the pest control education trust, which has developed an online resource about the science of 1080.
A recent 1080 possum control operation over 10 000 ha in the paemahi area of the kaimanawa forest park gave grant morriss and graham nugent an opportunity to measure whether aerial baiting using edr-coated 1080 bait has a significant impact on sika deer populations. Conclusion: sodium monofluoroacetate is the chemical name which accurately describes the structure of manufactured 1080 used for pest control in new zealand, and is the chemical name which should always be used in scientific publications and popular reports issued by agencies in new zealand it is sloppy and misleading to do otherwise. Support the use of 1080 as the most effective method we have to control possums and other key pests such as rats and stoats' 10 1080 was first assessed and registered for use in new zealand in 1964. Sodium monofluoroacetate (1080) is a vertebrate pesticide widely used for possum control in new zealand fluoroacetate is also a toxic component of poisonous plants found in australia, south africa, south america, and india. Invertebrates feeding on baits used for vertebrate pest control in new zealand summary: this study was initiated in response to concerns that vertebrate pest control operations in new.
Contemporary new zealand geographic issue in the tongariro forest park, 9 out of 10 north island brown kiwi other organisations also use 1080 for pest. Considering the long-running public outcry against the use of extremely poisonous 1080 here, and the fact no other country uses it like we do, maybe we should take independent and democratic action to find out whether it really is the best option to manage pests here, like we are told. New zealand is the largest buyer of 1080 in the world, using over 80 per cent of the chemical produced 1080 is distributed in laced bait via ground and aerial application by the department of conservation (doc) and the animal health board (ahb. Forest & bird said extensive research of 1080 shows it's one of the safest toxins available for large scale pest control prominent new zealand māori environmentalists, academics and activists have released a joint statement, entitled ngāhere justice.
1080 has been used in new zealand for pest control since the mid-1950s and is the only poison registered for aerial drops it is also used in australia, usa, mexico and israel. But perhaps even more frustrating for those of us who have worked hard to get the facts about the use of 1080 in new zealand into the public arena was patrick gower's editorialising in a line. 32 who controls pests 25 figure 34: aerial 1080 use: north island 28 known in new zealand as 1080 the evidence that not only should the use of 1080. Stop the ignorance about 1080 poison and save new zealand's native wildlife enormously from pest control using 1080 poison 1080 operation in tongariro forest.