Book review: Protecting Paradise, Wilderness Magazine, 18 November 2016

‘Whichever side you come from, this well-researched book, from a journalist who can write, will undoubtedly provide hours of argumentative material.’

Trouble in Paradise, North & South, 14 October 2016

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.

Book Review: Protecting Paradise, Sciblogs, Sarah-Jane O'Connor, 21 October.

“…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.”

1080: Finding the Facts in a Poisonous Issue. New Zealand Herald, 23 October.

Read an interview by the New Zealand Herald’s Science reporter, Jamie Morton, with Protecting Paradise author Dave Hansford.

Video Interview: Focus Magazine, New Zealand Herald, 24 October

Watch a New Zealand Herald interview with Dave Hansford, on some of the contentions around 1080 and biodiversity loss.

Radio Interview, Newstalk ZB, 24 October

You can listen to an interview by Newstalk ZB’s Chris Lynch, with Protecting Paradise author Dave Hansford, here (begins at 07.00 mins).

Whatever your stance on 1080, this book will provide you with new views on the debate. It will also push you to answer the question: 1080 or no more wildlife?