• Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust
    Biodiversity Project
    Restoring the natural heritage
  • Biodiversity Project
    Conservation Project
    Marlborough Sounds New Zealand
  • Breeding for release
    Breeding for release
    Species formerly present
  • Tui Home Slide Kakariki
    Yellow-crowned Kakariki
  • Koru Native Wildlife Centre
    Koru Native Wildlife Centre
  • Conservation Park
    Tui Nature Reserve
    Mature and regenerating native bush

Rat traps and Penguin boxes

traps conservation MarlboroughIt’s all go, at Tui, materials to build the penguin boxes and traps are collected and most of it is build. Now comes the hard part, setting it out in the bush. Our consultant came out and marked the first spots for the rat grid that will be put in place.

So armed with compass, tape, traps, (and later GPS, to record the coordinates) the team is sliding through the rather damp bush. In some area’s where there are mainly Beech trees growing, it is very steep, so even from home (someone has got to get lunch ready), you can hear an occasional yelp, from yet, someone else that makes a spectacular slide.

Thankfully the Tui team is expended with the help of Will and Rachel, volunteers from the USA, that are not to worried about sweating it out in the bush. Still a long way to go but it is good to have made a start.

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Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust

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Private Bag 65023, Havelock 7150 Marlborough