Posted in Abel Tasman National Park, Albatross, Aotearoa, Auckland, bbc, bellbird, bird, birds, conservation, Department of Conservation, doc, Dunedin, environment, extinction, fiordland, gecko, glow-worms, Haast Pass, hihi, huia, kaka, Kapiti Island, kiwi, Little spotted kiwi, maori, moa, morepork, National Park, nature, new zealand, nz, Photography, Saddleback, tvnz, video, wellington, wildlife on October 13, 2009|
NZ Nature on screen
To celebrate NZ’s unique natural taonga, Peter Hayden has curated a highlights collection from three decades of NHNZ productions. Aotearoa’s landforms and its magnificent menagerie of natural oddities – birds, insects, trees like nowhere else on the planet – are showcased in 15 award-winning titles. From Discovery Channel and David Bellamy, to Wild South and Our World classics.
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Posted in Abel Tasman National Park, bellbird, bird, birds, conservation, doc, ecological, environment, fantail, grey warbler, kereru, mouse, nature, new zealand, nz, trees, wildernesses, wildlife on June 19, 2007|
The Department of Conservation is to eradicate mice on three Abel Tasman National Park islands so they can become pest-free sanctuaries for native species. DOC Motueka area manager Colin Wishart said mice were currently the only mammalian pests on Adele, Fisherman’s and Tonga islands and their removal would enhance the islands’ native vegetation and wildlife.Bird species which would benefit from the eradication of mice include kereru, grey warblers, silvereyes, fantails and bellbirds.Monitoring would take place after the operation to check for signs of mice, Mr Wishart said.
It takes two years of monitoring without sign of rodents before successful eradication can be confirmed. more
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