1080 treatment boosts nesting success
We monitored rifleman at Mount Stanley in the Marlborough Sounds after the 1080 operation. Our researchers also tracked them in a nearby area without pest control.
All monitored rifleman survived the 1080 operation.
The first summer birds produced over three times more chicks after pest control than in the area without it.
A year later the monitored rifleman raised more than twice the number of young in the 1080-treated area than in the non-treatement area.