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First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed

By   /  October 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, sep17  /  Comments Off on First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: First West Coast Battle for our Birds operation completed Date:  26 September 2017 The aerial 1080 predator control covered approximately 12,800 hectares including the Roaring Meg, Moonlight and Pike catchments. Monitoring had shown rat numbers in the area were at a level where they threatened at-risk […]

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Battle for our Birds operation to protect Northern Ruahine forest

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, aug17, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Battle for our Birds operation to protect Northern Ruahine forest

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Battle for our Birds operation to protect Northern Ruahine forest Duncan Toogood, Acting Operations Manager for DOC’s Manawatu District, says the operation has been planned to give maximum protection to the highly valued species in the area.  “This operation will offer a fighting chance to […]

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Birds and bats on the rise after widespread predator control

By   /  August 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, batstory2017, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Birds and bats on the rise after widespread predator control

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Birds and bats on the rise after widespread predator control Following widespread beech seeding across Fiordland in early 2016, and a recorded increase in rat numbers, DOC treated six sites with aerially applied 1080 as part of the national Battle for our Birds programme, including […]

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Top of the South kākā captive breeding programme takes flight

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, kakastory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, threatenedspeciesstory2017  /  Comments Off on Top of the South kākā captive breeding programme takes flight

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Top of the South kākā captive breeding programme takes flight A desire to improve the genetic diversity of kākā released into the Abel Tasman National Park has seen the launch of a northern South Island kākā captive breeding programme. The programme, run by Project Janszoon […]

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Four kākāpō make epic journey to Hauturu/Little Barrier Island

By   /  July 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, battleforourbirdsstory2017, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, jul17, kakapostory2017, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, threatenedspeciesstory2017  /  Comments Off on Four kākāpō make epic journey to Hauturu/Little Barrier Island

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Four kākāpō make epic journey to Hauturu/Little Barrier Island Four critically endangered kākāpō have been moved to predator-free Hauturu/Little Barrier Island, in the Hauraki Gulf as part of a programme to secure the survival of the flightless native parrot. There are only 153 kākāpō in […]

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