‘Whichever side you come from, this well-researched book, from a journalist who can write, will undoubtedly provide hours of argumentative material.’
You don’t have to like the government’s 1080 pest eradication programme to know it’s still the best defence for New Zealand’s dwindling biodiversity. In his new book, Protecting Paradise, Dave Hansford explains why.
“…it’s not often we have such thoroughly researched, in-depth science writing. It’s evident the time and passion Hansford has exerted on this book – the interviewees read like a veritable who’s who in New Zealand ecology, pest control and science communication. The result is a book I’m certain will be welcomed by many New Zealanders, especially those in science and conservation, and hopefully reaches those who still think there is a debate about the science of 1080.”
Read an interview by the New Zealand Herald’s Science reporter, Jamie Morton, with Protecting Paradise author Dave Hansford.
You can listen to an interview by Newstalk ZB’s Chris Lynch, with Protecting Paradise author Dave Hansford, here (begins at 07.00 mins).