Rock Wren benefits from 1080 operations - new study

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Rock Wren benefits from 1080 operations - new study

Postby Michael Szabo » Fri May 22, 2020 2:07 pm

"DOC researchers tracked 13 Rock Wrens, for the first time using tiny radio transmitters, through an aerial 1080 operation in the Oparara-Grange area of Kahurangi last year and all survived the operation. “We tracked the Rock Wrens for nearly three weeks after the predator control operation and none were killed by 1080. We are now confident that our use of 1080 to control predators such as rats and stoats will strongly benefit our threatened Rock Wren populations,” says DOC Principal Science Advisor Graeme Elliott.

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