Motueka rangers are thrilled with a 48% increase in whio numbers at an intensively managed site in Kahurangi National Park.Continue Reading...
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Today we profile Planner, Terry Farrell, who is retiring from DOC today after dedicating his life and career to conservation over the last 47 years.Continue Reading...
Today’s photo shows a ferny glade in Iris Burn valley, Fiordland National Park.
Iris Burn was identified as one of the sites where rare native species, such as the critically endangered long-tailed bat, whio/blue duck, kākā, and Fiordland tokoeka kiwi, were under greatest threat from rising numbers of rats and stoats.
It is one of 22 confirmed ‘Battle for our Birds’ operations that will use aerially applied 1080 to knock down rising predator numbers fuelled by unusually heavy seeding in South Island beech forests.
Monitoring the effects of the pest control operation will be undertaken in coming weeks.