Tagged: pest animal

Why is Predator-Free 2050 advocated using the language of religion and war? - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Feb 01, 2018

The leaders of the Predator-Free movement routinely describe their goal to eradicate rats, stoats and possums from New Zealand by 2050 with religious and militaristic phrases (see Monday’s post). Sir Rob Fenwick (a Director of Predator-Free 2050), for example, described it as a “project born in a leap of faith”, and a “call to arms” by an “ … Read More

The 10 most WANTED – New Zealand’s conservation wishlist - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater May 14, 2013

We are good at killing pests. We are winning battles on offshore islands or temporarily holding the front on the mainland, but we are not winning the war on pests… yet. New Zealand’s Department of Conservation want new tools, better tactics and grander strategy for the protection and security of our nation’s biodiversity. And they got them at the … Read More