…withering under a relentless assault from rats, stoats, possums and other introduced pests. If we are to realise the vision of a predator-free New Zealand, we must defend our biodiversity more doggedly, across a broader front than we do now.

1080 poison remains one of the crucial tools in this fight, yet it is condemned by vocal and passionate opponents. This book examines their arguments, and finds conclusively that the many claims made by 1080 opponents are plain wrong. After more than 60 years of research into 1080, there remains no evidence that it persists in the human food chain, or causes cancer, or harms our waterways. In Protecting Paradise, Dave Hansford argues that it is time for New Zealanders to take a stand no matter how unpalatable you find the idea.

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Dave Hansford has written about science and the environment for more than fifteen years. Watch and listen to him talk about his latest book Protecting Paradise – 1080 and the fight to save New Zealand’s wildlife.

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If you are confused by the many conflicting claims around 1080 – if you just want to get to the truth around of the most critical environmental policy decisions we face – this book was written for you.