But DOC spokesperson Rory Newsam said there had been a 1080 poison drop planned for months.umm who cares if it is planned and what has that to do with anything – oh – costs etc
“There is a planned 1080 drop on Moehau, up on the Coromandel, but that’s been on the cards for a long time,” he said.
“That’s well-documented. We also don’t know if 1080 has any impact on the frogs.”
The impact on our endemic species of frogs isn’t known? I find this hard to believe – haven’t they sussed that out even a little?
Friends of the Earth New Zealand Director Tucker said in Hunua’s 1993 1080 drop, 50 per cent of the Hochstetter’s frogs disappeared from the main monitoring site.Our frogs are so unique with no voice-box and no tadpole stage – we must save and protect them and we must ensure that what we are doing to save other species doesn’t adversely affect them – it is the minimum requirement.