The University of Auckland's Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng makes a case for why we can't leave our vulnerable native species to fend for themselves in forests where predators roam.
For more than 30 years Project Crimson has led efforts to save New Zealand's pōhutukawa and rātā trees, which were on the point of extinction in the 1980s.
Now, the organisation is supporting the use of 1080 to control the introduced animal pests that it says are wreaking havoc on the country's unique biodiversity.
A Taranaki conservation group will use the 1080 poison to kickstart a widespread, year-long pest destruction programme on Egmont National Park.
Taranaki Mounga plans a two stage "remove and defend" assault using the toxin beginning in March.
New Zealand's native birds are reaping the benefits of aerial 1080 operations.
The Department of Conservation says a recent 1080 drop over Northland's Russell Forest has been even more effective than anticipated.
In September Newshub Nation attended the aerial pre-feed operation, where baits not laced with poison were dropped so that rats and possums got used to feeding on them.
This meant a few weeks later, when the baits containing 1080 were dropped, they decimated the rat and possum populations. Nearly all the rats have been wiped out and 80 percent of the possums have been killed according to DOC monitoring.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) says the 1080-poison drop on Northland's Russell State Forest has proved an outstanding success.
The Environmental Protection Authority will investigate a 1080 drop which left eight cattle dead in the Waikato.
When I last visited a forest frequented by orange-fronted parakeet/kākāriki karaka, there was quiet optimism.
The first western Fiordland 1080 project will start mid-next year in the hope of bringing the stoat-ridden area's kiwi back from the brink.
Auckland Council’s Hunua Project team has received one report of a dog death, following a walk in the Hunua Ranges Regional Park this past weekend.