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Going bush to learn about pest control

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Mon 07 Dec 2020

Trapping rats, possums and stoats to regenerate local flora and fauna is switching high school students onto the impact they can have on a predator free Taranaki.

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Annual Report Summary 2019-20


Thu 22 Oct 2020

The second year of the Towards Predator-Free Taranaki project has seen a rapid expansion of the project area and the realisation of a key project milestone with the completion of a predator control buffer surrounding the national park.

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Toutouwai spreading their wings in Taranaki

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Wed 14 Oct 2020

Intensive predator control and riparian planting are helping toutouwai (North Island robins) spread their wings across the region, three years after they were re-introduced to Taranaki Maunga.

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The road to zero possums

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Mon 14 Sep 2020

I’ve heard a ton of comments recently about the thriving bird life in Kaitake– everyone seems to have a story of more tūī, kererū or pīwakawaka (fantails).

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Taranaki farmers make dent in mustelid numbers

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Wed 09 Sep 2020

Predator control efforts by Taranaki farmers are making a real difference to the rural landscape, with new research showing a 90% reduction in stoats and ferrets in areas targeted by trappers.

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Ring of traps surround Mt Taranaki

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Tue 11 Aug 2020

A buffer of traps around Mt Taranaki is now in place, providing additional protection for native birds such as whio and kiwi.

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'More birds, more plants, more flowers'

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Wed 24 Jun 2020

For long-time volunteers Tony and Anne Collins checking traps is a team effort.

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Volunteer driven by passion for nature

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Tue 23 Jun 2020

Gillian Keegan is passionate about nature and birds – so much so she’s been known to give rat traps as gifts!

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