Why is DoC set to poison Fiordland’s stoats when stoats don’t eat 1080 baits & threatened native Kea do?

WET JACKET PENINSULAS, FIORDLAND, AERIAL 1080 POISON DROP STARTS – WEEP FOR THE KEA! By Carol Sawyer “So, here they are again and this time DoC have done a wee conjuring trick and say it is for stoats (there being no rats). Stoats don’t eat 1080 baits.” “We have an estimated 1,000 Kea left in … Continue reading Why is DoC set to poison Fiordland’s stoats when stoats don’t eat 1080 baits & threatened native Kea do?

Kea likely killed by 1080 – DoC

From the Otago Daily Times A Massey University post mortem has found six kea in the Matukituki Valley of the Aspiring National Park ”are likely” to have died from 1080 toxin. The birds were among the 12 kea monitored by the Kea Conservation Trust after the Department of Conservation’s aerial 1080 predator control operation on … Continue reading Kea likely killed by 1080 – DoC

Six kea, half of a Conservation Trust study, have died following an aerial 1080 drop in Otago

Further update on this as at March 3rd: Probably more than 6 kea have died The said kea will be undergoing post mortems.  We wait with baited breath for the outcome, and can likely be sure that they, like the Sth Is North Beach rats, weren’t poisoned by 1080 it being mere coincidence their demise … Continue reading Six kea, half of a Conservation Trust study, have died following an aerial 1080 drop in Otago

A whole flock numbering hundreds of Kea wiped out in one 1080 drop – a farmer speaks out

By Carol Sawyer “I USED TO HAVE A HUGE FLOCK OF KEA AROUND MY FARM DOWN THE WEST COAST… ..and when they did a big 1080 drop, maybe 12 or 15 years ago, they completely wiped this flock of several hundred, possibly as many as a thousand, Kea out in one fell swoop. They were … Continue reading A whole flock numbering hundreds of Kea wiped out in one 1080 drop – a farmer speaks out

A NZ heli-hunter of 47 years has observed that none of the once-prolific pre-1080-drop Kea are left in Hollyford & Clinton Vllys Fiordland

Note: Remember the convoy of Nature Conservancy’s international bankers that flew over Fiordland some time back? Where are they? We were told they were about recovering our Kākāpō and Takahē. EWR “It is very disturbing to see this, as Kea were numerous in these catchments prior to the intensive poison drops in the Hollyford and Clinton … Continue reading A NZ heli-hunter of 47 years has observed that none of the once-prolific pre-1080-drop Kea are left in Hollyford & Clinton Vllys Fiordland

A NZ ecologist firmly believes the near extinction of our Kea & Rock Wren is due to the continued use of 1080

WITNESSING THE EXTINCTION OF SPECIES From Carol Sawyer By Bill Wallace, (Leader of the Ban1080 Party and a qualified ecologist), April 22, 2017 The first Department of Conservation radio-tagging trial with Kea during an aerial 1080 poisoning operation was in 2008. Of the 17 monitored Kea at Franz Josef, 7 died of 1080 poisoning. (40% … Continue reading A NZ ecologist firmly believes the near extinction of our Kea & Rock Wren is due to the continued use of 1080

“Twenty years of 1080 in the Haast Valley has killed our kea population”

By PAMELA ADAMS   SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018 WHERE HAVE ALL THE KEA GONE? “On the night of the 30th November [the day of the last 1080 drop] a single kea was heard screaming in the trees behind the township. After that the five kea in Haast township were never seen again. Two years later there are … Continue reading “Twenty years of 1080 in the Haast Valley has killed our kea population”

The Kea are nearly all gone thanks to 1080

Poison Eyewitness NZ Published on Nov 17, 2017 Pete Lusk tells us how few kea there are left in New Zealand after 1080 poison use TheGrafBoys Published on Sep 25, 2016 Kea are one of the most endangered parrots on Earth. The New Zealand Govt agency – Department of Conservation – continues to aerially drop … Continue reading The Kea are nearly all gone thanks to 1080

With the anomalies noted in Kea deaths, a serious upgrade in monitoring is required for us to see that 1080 is actually doing what DoC says it does

It is very clear we need better accounting of numbers with this poisoning programme. As this letter by Ron Eddy in yesterday’s Otago Daily Times points out, in 2014 at the start of it’s ‘Battle for the Birds’ programme, the Dept of Conservation claimed there were only 1000 to 2000 Kea left in the wild. … Continue reading With the anomalies noted in Kea deaths, a serious upgrade in monitoring is required for us to see that 1080 is actually doing what DoC says it does

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

From thecontrail.comOct 31st 2011 Historical evidence of the destruction that 1080 wreaks. Time for this poison to be shelved. Last month (article dated 2011 note) 7 out of the nine tagged Kea monitored by radio tagging during the recent North Okarito aerial 1080 drop were found dead. DoC assured the public that 1080 bait types … Continue reading In 2011, DoC Killed 77% of Tagged Kea with 1080 Drop in North Okarito

Read Dr Fiona McQueen’s letter on 1080 poisoning & NZ’s native birds that the Wanaka Sun declines to publish

EWR comment: the 1080 issue is still as present as ever. It has been overshadowed more urgently at this blog by the CV VX rollout. The 1080 poisoning however continues, business as usual with currently the East Cape to be slathered with this deadly poison. Sixty years on and we still have the pests? How … Continue reading Read Dr Fiona McQueen’s letter on 1080 poisoning & NZ’s native birds that the Wanaka Sun declines to publish

DoC’s own data reveals each poisoning operation kills on average 12% of NZ’s native kea – “a tragedy easily avoided” – Dr Jo Pollard

Dr Jo Pollard, BSc (Hons), PhD Posted by Carol Sawyer (Published in the Greymouth Star, 10 March, 2020) In 1979 scientist Eric Spurr warned that wide scale poisoning of New Zealand with compound 1080, intended to kill introduced mammals, was actually killing kea and many other animals. It took decades before NZ’s Department of Conservation … Continue reading DoC’s own data reveals each poisoning operation kills on average 12% of NZ’s native kea – “a tragedy easily avoided” – Dr Jo Pollard

Conservationists in NZ sounding the alarm over drop in the numbers of the famously inquisitive kea bird

DoC of course are blaming the feeding of kea, do read the information from Dr Jo Pollardto put that one to rest. EWR from the Otago Daily Times There are thought to be between 1,000 and 5,000 of the alpine parrots left in New Zealand, and the Kea Conservation Trust says it’s seen a fall … Continue reading Conservationists in NZ sounding the alarm over drop in the numbers of the famously inquisitive kea bird

DoC’s own census on Kea numbers reveals a decline from 60,000 in the 1970s, to an estimated 1 to 4,000 now … an open letter to Amanda Gillies

AN OPEN LETTER TO AMANDA GILLIES by Jeff Patchett (posted by Carol Sawyer) “Our little piece of paradise was ruined for ever” Introduction: On yesterday’s ‘AM Show’, the usual garbage about people opposed to 1080 was spouted by Duncan Garner and Mark Richardson. (Go to ‘The AM Show Catch-Up’, 9 March, 2020 – and fast … Continue reading DoC’s own census on Kea numbers reveals a decline from 60,000 in the 1970s, to an estimated 1 to 4,000 now … an open letter to Amanda Gillies

Jane Goodall Says Don’t Use 1080, Jan Wright Says Use More

An article here from psychologytoday.com, Mark Bekoff PhD, on the use of 1080 in NZ. Use would be a polite word given NZ has been literally slathered with this deadly poison for over 50 years. It’s killing everything and not just pests. EWR “New Zealand’s former Commissioner of the Environment—1080 is moderately humane.” “There are … Continue reading Jane Goodall Says Don’t Use 1080, Jan Wright Says Use More

Workers report that nothing is alive now … no birds, no insects, nothing! … at recently 1080’d Wilkin River Vlly, Mt Aspiring Ntl Park

This is truly disturbing, especially on the heels of a recent post on topic and the revelations from the Taupo area where a hunter reports the same after SIXTY PLUS YEARS of 1080 treatment. The poison simply is not working, and worse it is decimating our native birds. Kea are nearing extinction (here also) and … Continue reading Workers report that nothing is alive now … no birds, no insects, nothing! … at recently 1080’d Wilkin River Vlly, Mt Aspiring Ntl Park

A NZ pig hunter from the ’50s says that after 60+ years of dropping 1080 in the Wainui Bush near Taupo he can no longer hear the birds…”they’re all gone”

VIDEO: “Once the rats have gone down to negligible numbers” says Maggie Barrie, (former Min of Conservation) “then we’ll use traps” … ? Um…. 60 years on and still we have rats? It isn’t working Maggie. A blind person could see that. We still have rats and our native Kea are nearly extinct. Perhaps the … Continue reading A NZ pig hunter from the ’50s says that after 60+ years of dropping 1080 in the Wainui Bush near Taupo he can no longer hear the birds…”they’re all gone”

Re unlawful acts of the Crown regarding 1080 poison: A NZ lawyer with multiple science degrees is expert witness at the Intl Tribunal for Natural Justice

International Tribunal for Natural Justice Uploaded on Sep 5, 2019 Lawyer, Sue Grey testifies to a number of unlawful acts of the crown and its contractors who have been aerially spreading deadly poison, called 1080, on DOC land, Maori Land and private land. Sue and her team has identified over 10 possible legal challenges involving … Continue reading Re unlawful acts of the Crown regarding 1080 poison: A NZ lawyer with multiple science degrees is expert witness at the Intl Tribunal for Natural Justice

More on the disposal of 1080 in our landfills

The Whanganui item in this is the gob smacker. Unlined hole, old wetlands reserve turned landfill, undisclosed to public by all appearances, right dab next to a PRIMARY SCHOOL! How irresponsible is THAT? … EWR. From NO to 1080 use in NZ FB page 1080 poison (Sodium Monofluoroacetate) is a hazardous chemical that is repeatedly dumped … Continue reading More on the disposal of 1080 in our landfills

Imminent 1080 drop at Milford Sound: a local is concerned at the lack of communication with tourists on the health risks regarding drinking water

Impending Milford Sound 1080 drop (Southland Cleddau area) By Sacha Stevenson 1080 – It’s nothing new to most Kiwis. Opinions are divided. The last aerial drop of 1080 here was only two years ago. Before the last drop (although I wasn’t working in Milford at the time) there was some community consultation, including a Q … Continue reading Imminent 1080 drop at Milford Sound: a local is concerned at the lack of communication with tourists on the health risks regarding drinking water

1080 to be used by Aussie govt to kill 2 million feral cats using aerially dropped 1080-laced sausages

Note: as somebody has pointed out already, this poisoning by 1080 is already happening in Australia. However the ‘new’ in the event is the aerial distribution. They’ve taken a note out of NZ’s shameful practice by the looks. How can anybody in their right mind assume that aerially dropping a class 1A Ecotoxin that kills … Continue reading 1080 to be used by Aussie govt to kill 2 million feral cats using aerially dropped 1080-laced sausages

Is there 1080 in your landfill? According to a 2019 OIA request DoC alone has buried 100 tonnes in NZ’s landfills

“It is common practice to dump excess 1080 pellets after 1080 drops have finished (Re Stewart Island dump, see article).When 1080 toxin was first discovered in ground water the source of the toxin was traced to a landfill site above. Un-spread 1080 baits had been buried in the landfill and the toxin had leached out … Continue reading Is there 1080 in your landfill? According to a 2019 OIA request DoC alone has buried 100 tonnes in NZ’s landfills

Stop The Drops! Save Animals From Torturous 1080 Poison Deaths – SIGN THE PETITION

250,000 GOAL In the quiet of New Zealand forests, hidden from public view, tens of thousands of animals are dying. Screaming. Squealing. Writhing. Convulsing. Fluttering. Suffering. These animals have been poisoned by helicopter drops of lethal 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison baits. These poison baits are dropped by New Zealand government to target rats, stoats and possums. But … Continue reading Stop The Drops! Save Animals From Torturous 1080 Poison Deaths – SIGN THE PETITION

The decimation of our native Kea – we are watching one of New Zealand’s greatest environmental tragedies taking place!

A WELL-KNOWN TE ANAU HELICOPTER PILOT SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE LOSS OF KEA DUE TO AERIAL 1080 POISON Carol Sawyer If anyone would know about Kea numbers in Fiordland, Dick Deaker would. Fiordland helicopter pilot Dick Deaker is one of the central figures in the deer recovery industry through its peak to today. He began as a deer … Continue reading The decimation of our native Kea – we are watching one of New Zealand’s greatest environmental tragedies taking place!

Why are people so concerned about 1080?

With the ranks of those who oppose the aerial spreading of 1080 swelling exponentially, you may well be asking, why are folk so concerned about this poison? (Note, If you are new to 1080 poison read here for an overview). I’ve been following this issue for at least three years now & this widespread aerial distribution of … Continue reading Why are people so concerned about 1080?

The Dir General of DoC claims 1080 doesn’t kill non-target species whilst DoC’s own studies show it does

“1080 DOES NOT KILL ANY NON TARGET SPECIES“, Boss of DOC Lou Sanson From ‘NO to 1080’ facebook page, it was written by Joel Lund of Wanaka, who had the chance to meet up with Lou Sanson at a function recently, and made the most of the opportunity.  Now I’ve seen this decried recently in social … Continue reading The Dir General of DoC claims 1080 doesn’t kill non-target species whilst DoC’s own studies show it does

Dr Neil Hayes, Royal Chartered Environmentalist says “DoC’s aerial 1080 program has absolutely nothing whatever to do with the elimination of predators … it is a billion dollar business”

A CHARTERED ENVIRONMENTALIST SPEAKS OUT ON 1080 POISON “I have just received this summary of DoC’s 1080 poison programme from Dr.Neil Hayes, who was awarded a QSM in recognition of his thirty-four years of continuous involvement in attempting to save the rare and critically endangered NZ Brown Teal (Anas chlorotis) from extinction, and is a Royal … Continue reading Dr Neil Hayes, Royal Chartered Environmentalist says “DoC’s aerial 1080 program has absolutely nothing whatever to do with the elimination of predators … it is a billion dollar business”

How the NZ Govt’s 1080 pesticide company re branded itself and why

Orillion is the new name for the Govt/corporation owned factory in Whanganui that manufactures 1080, the poison that is distributed liberally over our land in an endeavour to make us pest free. Per annum they drop 4,000 kg, enough to kill 20 million people. This is 22,000 times more than the rest of the world … Continue reading How the NZ Govt’s 1080 pesticide company re branded itself and why