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16/08/2020

Kaitake Range possum trap network

Lessons from our Kaitake Range possum trap network – Why not to use single set removal traps for possum eradication attempts? By Tim Sjoberg, Taranaki Mounga Research and Innovation Lead In 2016, the New Zealand government announced the ambitious aim of removing rats, possums and stoats from mainland New Zealand by the year 2050 (Predator…

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02/08/2020

Trev’s new job is protecting whio from predators

Taranaki Daily News A South Taranaki teenager who outgrew the classroom walls has found his calling helping protect the whio/blue duck population in Egmont National Park. Trevor Walker’s efforts have been so successful that a whio, one of more than 200 in the park, was named after him. Trevor , 16, is one of two…

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06/07/2020

Making a new START toward a rewarding future

We are proud to work alongside our youth to help them into meaningful employment. Meet Trevor Walker. He comes to the Taranaki Mounga Project from START Taranaki – a programme that supports young men in the youth justice system. ‘Trev’ is helping to restore Koro Taranaki. The maunga is his happy place. Trev has built…

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06/07/2020

South Taranaki students sound off on stoats

Auroa School in South Taranaki have developed solar-powered audio sound lures which emit sounds to draw stoats into traps. All in an effort to provide a safe haven to reintroduce whio and other endangered birds back to the region. TSB Community Trust and Taranaki Mounga are proud to share the school’s journey with you

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01/07/2020

Protecting our environment from Mounga to Moana

Taranaki Mounga DOC ranger and Nau Mai Tours owner Tama Blackburn loves his Waitara community. TSB Community Trust and Taranaki Mounga are proud to share this video about Tama, his connection to Koro Taranaki, and his community volunteering efforts with Waitara Taiao and New Horizons Aotearoa.

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14/06/2020

Whio enjoy population boom in Egmont National Park

Radio New Zealand A five-yearly census has revealed Egmont National Park is experiencing a whio population boom and raised aspirations for its population beyond the park boundaries. Department of Conservation biodiversity ranger Joe Carson said the 2020 survey monitored 11 new rivers in the park to see if the native blue ducks were moving into…

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