Possum traps set on the ground run the risk of catching ground dwelling birds like kiwi and weka. Fortunately, it is easy to place traps off the ground using just a short length of #8 fencing wire bent into a U shape which you staple to a tree.
The Lower Mangapiko Streamcare Group is a great example of a group that has involved a variety of others with their riparian planting. Work first began on the stream in 2006 and now 34km out of a possible 41km (both sides of stream) has been restored.
The Wrybill is a species of wading bird which breeds only in the Canterbury and Otago regions of South Island. These regions have wide stony riverbeds that form what’s called braided riverbeds.
Welcome to the Waikato Biodiversity Forum
The Waikato Biodiversity Forum is a partnership between research and management agencies, iwi groups, private landowners, communities and projects in relation to native biodiversity in the Waikato region of New Zealand.
The Forum's region of interest extends down to the northern slopes of the Tongariro National Park, across to Mokau on the west coast and up to just north of Port Waikato and includes the Coromandel Peninsula and land west of the Kaimais.
For information about the Forum click on About Us page or phone 0800 BIODIV (246348)