Editorial: Let’s imagine a pest-free New Zealand

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16th April, 2012
The late Sir Paul Callaghan’s call to arms on pest eradication has struck a chord with New Zealanders concerned by the multiple threats to this country’s indigenous wildlife. As reported by Rebecca Priestley in last week’s Listener, in the last lecture Callaghan delivered he exhorted his audience to embrace a “crazy” idea: to take the model used to clear offshore islands of introduced pests, and transfer it to the mainland on a larger scale than existing successful ...

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