Archives For Fiordland

Today’s guest post comes from Karen Andrew, one of Tim’s team mates. She goes through the challenges, but also the highlights of catching the new Fiordland kiwi chicks and placing transmitters on them, for monitoring.

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We’re on the front lines of the Save Our Iconic Kiwi initiative. This is the twentieth in a series following the work being done to save the Fiordland tokoeka(kiwi). Our ranger Tim and his team have been studying the population of kiwi at Shy Lake to find out how to best protect them from predators like stoats.

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There’s scant information about many of New Zealand’s lizards, but for the Fiordland skink we seem to know quite a bit — but do we really?

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