Effects of a 1080 operation on kaka and kereru survival and nesting success, Whirinaki Forest Park

@inproceedings{Powlesland2003EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a 1080 operation on kaka and kereru survival and nesting success, Whirinaki Forest Park},
  author={Ralph G. Powlesland and Danielle Elizabeth Stanbr Wills and Andrew C. L. August and Claude K. August},
  year={2003}
}
To measure the costs and benefits of an aerial 1080 possum control operation to kereru and kaka in Whirinaki Forest Park, individuals of both species were radio-tagged from October 1998 to June 2002. We monitored birds in one treatment and one non-treatment study area to compare toxin-related mortality, nesting success and survival. The poison operation involved the spreading of non-toxic carrot baits on 1 May 2000, and the toxic baits on 17/18 May 2000. Possums and rats were moderately… CONTINUE READING

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