Story: Conservation – a history

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1080 poison is often dropped from planes in remote areas to control possums. In the 1990s these bags of 1080 were tipped into a tractor scoop, to be loaded into a plane.

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Control of introduced animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015