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Possums on the pill

28 Jun, 2007

Janine Duckworth from Landcare Research want to put possums on the pill.

Listen to audio: Possums on the pill

Duration: 10'44"

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.

Programme details: Our Changing World

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