Published:  

2010
Read a report about the re-establishment of a fluttering shearwater colony on Mana Island, near Wellington.

Summary

The report summarises the translocation of 225 fluttering shearwater chicks by Friends of Mana Island and the Department of Conservation, to re-establish a colony of fluttering shearwater on Mana Island, off the west coast of the lower North Island of New Zealand.  It describes the selection of chicks, transfer methods, and hand-feeding protocols, and presents emergent behaviour, fledging results and a summary of the success of the translocation. 

Publication information

Prepared by Helen Gummer, for Friends of Mana Island, and Lynn Adams, Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservancy, Department of Conservation

© Copyright 2010, New Zealand Department of Conservation

ISBN: 978-0-478-14739-1 (print)
ISBN: 978-0-478-14740-7 (web pdf)

Contact

Friends of Mana Island Inc., PO Box 54 101, Mana, Porirua, New Zealand

Whare Kaupapa Atawhai / Conservation House Head Office
Phone:   +64 4 471 0726
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   enquiries@doc.govt.nz
Address:   18 Manners Street
Wellington 6011
Postal Address:   PO Box 10420
Wellington 6140

Related link

Mana Island Scientific Reserve

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