This slideshow allows students to consider some of the pros and cons of various methods of predator control.
Due to introduced mammalian predators, New Zealand has long been involved in conservation efforts to protect our threatened species. There are many methods of predator control currently used in New Zealand, all of which have positive and negative aspects.
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Nature of science
Scientific knowledge can be used to help inform ethical decisions because likely outcomes of particular actions can be identified. Science alone, however, cannot be relied upon to establish the morality of ethical decisions.