A trapping programme which aims to turn the Mackenzie Basin into a predator-free zone in two decades, has caught 1070 pests in its first year.
For well over 50 years tribal leader David Higgins has been gathering knowledge about the traditions and history of mana whenua across Ngai Tahu’s whole rohe.
The large-scale, multi-agency protection of the Tasman River has won a major environmental award.
New Zealand’s only true alpine bird is more widely spread in the Mackenzie Basin than previously thought according to the most extensive survey programme in decades.
Hedgehogs, ferrets and labrador-sized feral cats are some of the pests captured in the Mackenzie Basin.
Conservationists are trying to wipe out predators in an area of South Canterbury where a batch of 130 young kaki, or black stilt, have been released into the wild this week.
One-hundred-and-thirty of the world’s smallest and rarest wading birds are being released into the Mackenzie Basin this week, off the back of a major trapping programme.