Archives For Native animals

Our first job for the new kiwi project at Shy Lake was to get radio transmitters on enough adults that we could hope for a worthwhile sample this year in terms of survival monitoring.

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Having chosen a site that would work for our study, we need to catch some adult kiwi and attach radio transmitters to their legs.

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This Father’s Day we wanted to share some photos of New Zealand dads that are doing their bit to ensure the survival of our native species.

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Working together for a common cause was the aim of the game for volunteers attending the annual Ruahine Whio Protectors hui this month.

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DOC’s Jessica Ayres-Greager joins ranger and kiwi guru Rolf Fuchs for a day out in the field tracking down Northland’s first kiwi chicks of the season.

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These are the eggs of our native kauri snail. These giant snails can live for 20 years or more, and are very active – for snails. They have been known to move a whole 10 metres in two weeks.

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We’re on the front lines of saving our iconic kiwi. Today we catch up with DOC ranger Tim who is currently managing a new project monitoring southern Fiordland tokoeka kiwi at Shy Lake.

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