A ship rat attacks a fantail/pīwakawaka at its nest
Image: David Mudge | DOC
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.