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.

The PowerPoint presentation attached allows students to consider some of the pros and cons of various methods of predator control.

Click on the link below to view this PowerPoint presentation.

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.

Useful links

Visit the Department of Conservation website for more information on predator control methods in New Zealand.
www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/threats-and-impacts/animal-pests

    Published 8 July 2010