Sweeteners in 1080 baits

Wendy Pond made this Official Information request to Department of Conservation

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From: Wendy Pond

Dear Department of Conservation,

ERMA Decision [on HRE05002] says at 11.5.24 on page 100, While some of the forumulated substances containing 1080 are classified as ecotoxic to terrestrial invertebrates (9.4A classification) none of them is attractive to bees as they contain no sweeteners. Therefore, regulation 49(1) does not apply as the substances are not in a form to which bees are likely to be exposed. The Title of the document is: Environmental Risk Management Authority Decision...[on] Application Number HRE05002, August 2007. Ammended 2008. Page 100.
FOUR SHORT QUESTIONS. Please explain: 1. Are the 1080 baits distributed by helicopter a formulated substance in the sense used in the paragraph quoted? 2. Do the baits distributed by helicopter contain sweeteners? 3. What are all the constituents of 1080 baits? 4. Honey bees have been observed on 1080 baits. What attracts the bees to the 1080 baits?

Yours faithfully,

Wendy Pond

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Yours sincerely
Alan Moran
for Director-General

Alan Moran 
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Policy and Visitors Group
Department of Conservation–Te Papa Atawhai
Phone:  0275665778
Conservation House (Level 2) 19-32 Manners Street [ PO Box 10420, Wellington 6143 ]
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1080 baits.


Yours sincerely


Battle for our Birds Team

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