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Wasps are wiping out New Zealand's native bugs

Posted by Louisa McKerrow (Admin) Dec 17, 2017 Posted in News

Wasps are a serious problem for people on picnics, but their effects on native insect populations are devastating.

Last year, The Nelson Mail Stuff.co.nz's Wasp Wipeout campaign saw a 98% reduction in wasp populations. Hundreds of volunteers set Vespex bait traps along hundreds of kilometres of DOC walking tracks and public areas.

Vespex was a 2015 #ConservationInnovation Awards winner & Wasp Wipeout was a 2016 Awards finalist.

Check out this article from Stuff (December 17 2017).

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