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Aussie Environmental Management – Oops! 400 Birds Mistakenly Poisoned

To be fair Aussies are not the only environmental managers they mess up but you’d think with such a long history with it they get things right more often – Not!

Amplify’d from www.abc.net.au

Poison baits kill over 400 Macquarie Island birds

Baits have killed 431 birds, including southern giant petrels (pictured).

Two months ago Parks and Wildlife admitted 300 birds had been killed after being exposed to poison pellets.

The baits were laid as part of a $24 million bid to rid the island of rats, rabbits and mice.

Read more at www.abc.net.au