In the “Pāteke survival guide

Methods of minimising road kills include the following:

  • Evaluate sites—risks, history of past deaths and potential for future deaths.
  • Place signage leading up to these sites indicating that pāteke may be on the roads particularly at dusk and during the night.
  • Provide better access for pāteke beneath bridges and through culverts to reduce numbers on roads.
  • Provide roadside screening across regular flight paths (e.g. streams between flock site and estuary) to elevate the heights of flying birds.
  • Drain puddles at the side of roads in death-prone areas to reduce site attractiveness to pāteke.
  • Encourage locals to care about their pāteke.
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