Basal bark herbicide treatment for invasive woody weed management is proving to be really effective. Sometimes trees, and other woody weeds, just need to go! Why is this? These unwanted plants are often more aggressive than existing native vegetation or the desired forage species and compete for light, water, and nutrients.
The population is estimated at 1700-1800 birds and has a threat status of nationally vulnerable. The NZ Dabchick is also called weweia by Maori for its occasional shrill call wee-ee-ee.
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)