Kōrero: Conservation – a history

Possum lungs

Possum lungs

The possum lung on the right is normal; that on the left is tubercular. Because wild possums carry bovine tuberculosis and infect cattle, there is a major effort to kill possums near farmland.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10024210

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Simon Nathan, 'Conservation – a history - Control of introduced animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13927/possum-lungs (accessed 25 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Aug 2015