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Native species benefit from pest control ops
Postponement of operation shows ongoing commitment to working with communities to ensure views are addressed.
Shellfish unaffected by 1080 possum control operation
The new Closed Deer Herd policy was introduced for TB testing to reduce testing for some deer farmers. This is a voluntary participation programme – reviewed annually. Find out if your herd is eligible.
Landcare Research was commissioned by TBfree New Zealand to collaborate with its staff to facilitate the use of the Proof of Freedom Utility, and with their input improve predictions, facilitate interpretation of results and decision making, and optimise control and surveillance strategies. Because of the novelty of the tool and its application in the decision-making progress, several meetings were held to prioritise the specific tasks that would be undertaken as a part of this project.
Key milestones were designed to explore three theoretical aspects of the TB-eradication decision-making process, develop the associated analytical techniques, and publish results in three papers. The three draft manuscripts are appended to this report. The second manuscript, ‘TB eradication over broad spatial scales’ is appended for reader reference only (Appendix 2): a final version will be submitted to TBfree New Zealand for formal review prior to 30 August 2014. The first and third manuscripts, (Appendices 1 and 3) have previously been submitted for formal review.