The number 1080 will probably not have much significance to anyone who has not lived in New Zealand for very long. However this number brings up suspicion, fear and anger in the hearts of many locals. Compound 1080′ or mono-sodium fluroacetate is a toxin, a lethal poison that has been used for over four decades to control one main invader to New Zealands bio-securityThe Australian Bushtail Possum.
Synopsis: As in the Hindu mythology Ramayana, Jataayu, the great vulture king, and his kind have been once again, in modern times, dealt a cruel blow. Can his kinsmen climb back from the depths of uncertainty? From the captive breeding center at Pinjore, all the way down south to the last stronghold of vultures in Wynad, "The Fall of Jataayu" is a journey through belief, culture, and the struggle of a few dedicated scientists in their attempts to save a dying species.