The Department of Conservation is attributing the reduction of rat numbers in the Mokaihaha Ecological Area, southwest of Rotorua, to a three-tonne 1080 aerial drop.
Native birds are thriving in Auckland's Hunua Ranges following a 1080 drop that has decimated the rat and possum population, Auckland Council says.
The aerial application of 1080 across 22,000 hectares of forest in late 2018 was conducted by the council in partnership with the Department of Conservation.
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.
New Zealand's native birds are reaping the benefits of aerial 1080 operations.
The Environmental Protection Authority will investigate a 1080 drop which left eight cattle dead in the Waikato.
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.
Northland regional councillor Mike Finlayson demonstrated his belief that 1080 does not poison water in graphic fashion last week when he, a member of the council's biosecurity team and about a dozen 1080 opponents went into Russell State Forest following the aerial application of 1080 earlier in the week.
The native birdlife in the Mangapurua Valley is some of the best one goat hunter contracted to work there has ever seen - and it's about to get its regular dollop of protection.
The Department of Conservation has initiated an independent review of a 1080 drop in which cows were killed.
DoC says it is taking the "extraordinary step" to provide public confidence in its operations.
The Department of Conservation (DoC) is crediting predator control work for thriving numbers of two bat species and native birds in Fiordland National Park.
Summer monitoring has found numbers of the rare southern short-tailed bat are on the rise in its last remaining stronghold.
DoC says it shows a mix of trapping, ground-based pesticides and periodic aerial 1080 drops are working.