November 23, 2018 2:32 pm
More important pieces in the predator free jigsaw started to slide into place over the last month.
A Memorandum of Understanding was announced between parties wanting to pursue a pest free Banks Peninsula.
The first traps were laid to enable the return of kiwi to the hills around Wellington.
And in the Mackenzie Country a project kicked off to test the feasibility of removing predators.
October 3, 2018 12:00 pm
I’ve been listening to contributors to Predator Free Dunedin. There’s a lot to get around. “We’ve been making good progress,” says Mark Hanger, President of Forest and Bird and local seabird champion, “but Predator Free 2050 has given us something to hang it all on. …more
September 16, 2018 5:00 pm
If we can do it on Waiheke, we can do it anywhere. That’s why we are contributing $2.6 million to an ambitious community-led project to rid the island of rats and stoats. Waiheke is a microcosm of the country. It celebrates diversity and is proudly independent. …more
August 29, 2018 11:47 am
This is what the end game must look like. I’ve been in Fiordland opening a box of tieke (South Island saddlebacks) and letting them fly free into forest made safe from predators. …more
August 8, 2018 12:00 pm
Wellington’s birds are coming back and about to take off. Following tui, kākā and kererū, expect kiwi to start appearing in capital city backyards soon. …more