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.