A ship rat attacks a fantail/pīwakawaka at its nest

Image: David Mudge | DOC


New Zealanders care about nature and it’s our job to protect it. 1080 is proven to work safely in reducing predators, and we need to use it to save our native wildlife and forests.


We face a choice: unchecked pests and silent forests, or pest control and the survival of our native species.

The biggest threat to our wildlife is predation by introduced pests such as rats, stoats and possums. About 80% of our bird species are at risk of extinction. 

Monitoring data show that aerial 1080 operations are effective at protecting our native species and restoring our forests.

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