Possums on the pill
28 Jun, 2007
Janine Duckworth from Landcare Research want to put possums on the pill.
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Possum control is a heated issue. Killing possums by poisoning and trapping, while fairly successful as a control measure, has raised controversy over the potential side effects for native species. Janine Duckworth from Landcare Research discusses a new approach she is researching: reducing possum fertility using bait that selectively sterilises marsupials, while leaving other types of animals unaffected.
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