The remote backcountry of Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is about to get a trapping network to catch predators like stoats for the first time.
Every step they take, every move they make – hedgehogs being monitored in Mackenzie Basin – Timaru Herald
Five of an anticipated more than 20 hedgehogs have been tagged as part of a major tracking programme in the Mackenzie Basin.
A group of Aoraki-Mt Cook volunteers will do their bit to protect the native rock wren, planning to install about 300 traps over the coming weeks.
On a lonely gravel road in the Mackenzie District, a sanctuary has been set up for one of New Zealand’s rarest species – the robust grasshopper.
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.