Ethics

Ethical issues in vertebrate pest management: can we balance the welfare of individuals and ecosystems?

The unique flora and fauna of New Zealand and Australia arose largely due to speciation that occurred in geographic isolation for approximately 60 and 38 million years respectively. However, the […]

What is possible to ensure that existing control methods are more humane?

A paradigm that seeks to encourage best practice use of vertebrate pest control techniques must also actively promote their continuous improvement. This acknowledges that the community has diverse expectations of […]

Den-CO-fume®.- Humane control of foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in natal dens

Carbon monoxide (CO) is considered to be one of the most humane and, if generated in sufficient quantities, efficacious fumigants for the control of fossorial mammals. Pyrotechnic cartridges which generate […]