Kiwi Population Thrives on Western Moehau – with no poisons, no interference from humans.

In the Waiaro catchment , western Moehau range, Kiwi call rates were found to be twice as high as other high density kiwi populations on the Coromandel Peninsula. This was the result from a kiwi survey, commissioned by the Waiaro Sanctuary, carried out by Red Admiral Ecology in the Spring of 2018. After recent numerous … Continue reading Kiwi Population Thrives on Western Moehau – with no poisons, no interference from humans.

1080 kills Weta

Fern design on the weta's legs - awesome! 1080-kills-weta POSTERDownload 1080 is an insecticide. It kills beetles, earwigs, weta, grubs and insects on the forest floor. Then tiny birds eat the insects and die. Tomtits, robins, grey warbler, whitehead and silvereye die from secondary poisoning. Download and share the poster. References: Meads M. Effect of … Continue reading 1080 kills Weta

Time to ban brodifacoum too.

Ignorance and Unintended Consequences It has been reported recently how four tuatara have died from eating cockroaches who were stuffed full of brodifacoum bait. This happened at Nelson “Natureland Zoo”. Remarkably, the Zoo director stated that he had not heard of brodifacoum until recently. Link to article: Did you know that the profits of the … Continue reading Time to ban brodifacoum too.