Why we use 1080When used according to the regulations, 1080 is a safe and effective way of controlling the predators that threaten the survival of many native species.
Proof 1080 is saving our speciesMost of our unique endemic species live in hard to reach places. 1080 is the best tool currently available for large scale predator control in these places.
1080, the environment and plants1080 is biodegradable, which means it breaks down naturally into basic, safe components that go back into the earth.
1080, water and aquatic lifeStudies confirm 1080 operations don't affect waterways or aquatic life and has never contaminated tap water in New Zealand.
Where is DOC using 1080?
Tiakina Ngā Manu is our national programme to protect native wildlife through predator control operations, some of which use 1080. Find out where operations are planned for 2020/21.
Fake 1080 newsNo, these kiwi weren't killed by 1080. Find out about this popular viral hoax and other irresponsible fake news.
Why some people have concerns about 1080Despite extensive 1080 research and strict regulation, a minority of people still have concerns. We address the most common ones here.
How 1080 is regulated1080 is a highly regulated predator control toxin. Several New Zealand government agencies have roles in making sure it is used safely and effectively.
Official Information Act responses on 1080
The Official Information Act (OIA) allows anyone in New Zealand to ask for official information from the government. You can view DOC's OIA responses here, including those on 1080.