How do we address the ethical questions raised by the new technologies being explored to achieve the aim of a Predator Free NZ?
These questions range from the big issues of technologies like genetic modification to what actually constitutes an "invasive species".
The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge has set up a panel to advise on social and ethical issues thrown up by the "High Tech Solutions to Invasive Mammal Pest Control" project funded by the Challenge.
Dr Emily Parke, who specialises in bioethics and conservation biologist Dr James Russell lead a panel of 11 people.
Listen to Jesse Mulligan talk to Dr James Russell about the need for a panel and the skills the panelist bring to the table to assist researchers tackle the social & environmental impacts of their research.