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Using a worm to reduce possum numbers

A parasitic worm that naturally infects possums could be the key to controlling possum numbers in New Zealand.

Join Supervader and participants from Wellington’s 2006 Kids’ Conference as they learn how possum numbers are controlled in New Zealand. One way of controlling possums uses a parasitic worm to deliver a toxin to possums, which will stop the possums having young.

Get Focus Story: Biological control of possums

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