In 2011, DoC Killed 77% of Tagged Kea with 1080 Drop in North Okarito

From thecontrail.com

Historical evidence of the destruction that 1080 wreaks. Time for this poison to be shelved.

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In 2011 “7 out of the nine tagged Kea monitored by radio tagging during the recent North Okarito aerial 1080 drop were found dead.

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Dead Kea found in the Nth Okarito region NZ

 

DoC assured the public that 1080 bait types had been modified so Kea would not be affected. In fact, we think all they did was to reduce the wax content of the manufactured pellets in the assumption that they would be hard enough to deter the birds from eating them…”

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http://thecontrail.com/forum/topics/doc-kills-77-of-tagged-kea-with-1080-drop-in-north-okarito?commentId=4744723%3AComment%3A181466

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