Thomas and Nathan emailed the Department of Conservation with questions about the pest control programme that is using 1080 in our region.
Paul Jacques kindly offered to come and speak to the students about the programme called Battle for the Birds. His presentation dispelled some myths that we had researched and also challenged some of our sources of information.
It will be interesting to see where the students take their research investigation now. It is always a rich experience hearing the thoughts of experts in our community. It was disheartening to hear how many of our Native Birds have disappeared forever, and how many are facing extinction.