One of the world’s most invasive pests, the Argentine Ant, has a foothold on Great Mercury Island. We’re working together with the island’s owners, councils, volunteers and conservation dogs to eradicate them but face a difficult battle.Continue Reading...
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A $1.5 million plan to turn Great Mercury Island into a pest-free wildlife sanctuary was revealed this week.
To profile this announcement we’ve chosen this photo—taken at sunset in Peach Tree Cove, on Great Mercury Island—for our ‘Photo of the Week’.
Great Mercury Island (also known as Ahuahu) is owned by Sir Michael Fay and David Richwhite. It is located off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula (seen in the distance in this photo) and is one of seven islands that make up the Mercury Islands. The other six islands are DOC-managed nature reserves.
Photo by Neville10/flickr, used under Creative Commons license.