Archives For Native animals

Catching bats is a tricky business. We have a few tools up our sleeve to help like special nets and traps but when you are looking for a needle in a hay stack a lure helps too… including a saw?!

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Freshwater snails are little-known and rather mysterious creatures, but there are 69 native species in New Zealand and they play an important ecological role.

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We catch-up with the team from the Shore Plover Recovery Programme and find out more about the special Rangatira Island in the Chatham Islands, its amazing biodiversity and the important part in plays in this endangered species’ survival.

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