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.
We face a choice: unchecked pests and silent forests, or pest control and the survival of our native species.
Aerial 1080 is effective
Monitoring data show that aerial 1080 operations are effective at protecting our native species, returning birdsong to our wild spaces and increasing reptile populations. And by reducing the browsing pressures on ecosystems, threatened plants are making a comeback, increasing biodiversity and resilience.
DOC relies on an abundance of independent, scientific research reviewed by external agencies to ensure we keep people and the environment safe.