1080 poison helps native robins

In this video, the head of the University of Otago's Threatened Birds Research Group, Associate Professor Ian Jamieson, explains the results of a study on the effects of modern aerial 1080 methods on a marked population of native robins.

Using the Animal Health Board's 1080 operation in Silver Peaks, the study found that:

  • The pre-fed 1080 operation had no negative effect on robins
  • It reduced the possum and rat numbers to almost zero
  • Robins experienced relatively high breeding success when predator numbers were low


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