23 Aug 2021

Possum spotting in the city

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:25 pm on 23 August 2021

New research shows possums are living in our cities in high enough numbers to do damage to native trees and animals. Now a University of Otago and Manaaki Whenua/Landcare Research study suggests people living in urban areas could carry out possum control to help keep numbers down.

It's New Zealand's first rigourous estimate of possum numbers in urban environments. Lead researcher and Zoology Masters graduate Charlotte Patterson explains their plans to Jesse.

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