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On a rare long weekend of pure sunshine, we head back in to Shy Lake to check on the Fiordland tokoeka chicks.

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A week or so after our last trip, we follow the southern Fiordland tokoeka through our first monitored breeding season.

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New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators.

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It’s been a busy winter at Shy Lake as we follow the southern Fiordland tokoeka through our first monitored breeding season.

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We’ve been trapping rats and mice for quite a while now here at DOC, so we know a thing or two about how to catch them. Here are our top tips for backyard trapping.

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It’s Conservation Week from the 14th – 22nd of October. You can get involved by protecting the native species in your neighborhood from rats and mice. To do that you’ll need a trap and a trapping tunnel.

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As New Zealanders rally our collective efforts in the pursuit of the ‘crazy and ambitious’ goal of a Predator Free New Zealand by 2050, we mustn’t lose our hearts. 

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