The Graf Boys' documentary 'Poisoning Paradise' features in-depth analysis of the effects of 1080 poison on wildlife and other New Zealanders.
Good one guys. good luck with all. You deserve it.You are both doing the vast majority of kiwis proud . Terry
since when were pig and deer hunters 'the vast majority of kiwis'???
gunna did not say anything about pig and deer hunters, the vast majority of Kiwi's are against chemical pollution, the other minority are getting wealthy of it!
1080 has never been 'chemical pollution', it is a naturally occurring bio-degrading toxin that is keeping our forests protected from destruction and is one part of the bio-diversity strategy in place to save our precious birds. Get out into the forests and start caring for our country!!
It's not natural, it is highly synthesised into a super toxin, it only biodegrades in certain conditions and in fact will stay in bait for up to 6 months. There is enogh poison dumped per ha to kill 800 possums yet yet revised possum numbers show 1 per ha. I guess the rest of the poison is consumed by insects and native birds, i blame you directly for the decline in birds, the Keas down at Haast liked 1080 so much 40% of the population was wiped out. I do care I'm out in the forest all the time and i see the destruction 1080 is doing. Mid 2006 doC did two aerial drops in the Whirinaki forest prior to that Kaka's were prevelant, they would fly their territorial fly every evening and there were numerous birds. I was back in the Whirinaki mid 2009 for 5 days and heard 1 Kea in the evening, I was shocked and disgusted at the devastation 1080 has done to the bird life in that area, maybe you sould get out!
It’s possible your heart is in the right place but truley mate your brain is up your ass. Kaka ARE NOT TERRITORIAL !! they move... alot and observing Kaka today is no guarantee that you’ll see them next month. In the same way as Great Barrier kaka ‘commute’ to Waiheke Island and the Coromandel, so the Whirinaki birds are often observed as far away as Gisborne.The only time they’re remotely ‘territorial’ is when nesting which only happens every 3-4 years. I suggest you read "Effects of a 1080 operation on kaka and kereru survival and nesting success, Whirinaki Forest Park" by Powlesland etal . 61 radio tagged Kaka over 5 years NOT ONE MORTALITY DUE TO 1080. huge mortality due to predation.wandering around looking for pig is not the same as understanding basic high school ecology.
My head is not as small as yours, island dwelling kaka act differently to inland Kaka, naturally they have to fly from island to island. It was in their mating season when I was there, there was actually a 50% mortality rate of kaka in the Whirinaki after the 1080 drops but doc covered it up and blamed it on predation. looking for pigs & deer these days in the Whirinaki is as hard as trying to find a Kaka or any other native birds, 1 + 1 1080 drop = disaster for biodiversity.
was that the DoC cover-up where they found the crashed UFO and took the injured alien back to Landcare Research and tortured him for the secret to time travell but then he died and the the CIA broke in and water-boarded everybody who was a Muslim ....Truly you people are sooooo moronic....