2010 media releases
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Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservation Board appointments 2010 announcement
23 December 2010
Minister of Conservation Hon Kate Wilkinson today announced the appointments to the Wellington Hawke’s Bay Conservation Board.
Mana Island chicks signal seabird transfer success
21 December 2010
Source: Department of Conservation and Friends of Mana Island
Mana Island’s first ‘home grown’ fluttering shearwater chick bodes well for the success of a 13-year effort to return three seabird species to the island.
Plenty to sing about in the Tararua Forest Park
17 December 2010
Rat numbers have plummeted following a 1080 operation as part of Project Kaka, an on-going pest control programme to restore the health of a wide range of wildlife and plant species and control bovine tuberculosis (TB) in the Tararua Forest Park.
Encore Awards winners challenged to spread the word
17 November 2010
Source: Department of Conservation, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Wellington Hawke's Bay Conservation Board
The 11 winners of Wellington’s inaugural Encore Awards have been challenged to spread the word about their efforts to restore and protect the region’s natural and historic features.
Volunteer trapping programme starting to fire
16 November 2010
A volunteer trapping project - part of the Department of Conservation’s Project Kaka programme to protect native birds in the Tararua Forest Park – is starting to prove its worth.
Leave seals alone to rest on Wellington’s beaches
20 October 2010
Seals don’t need our help unless they are severely injured, under threat from people or dogs, or entangled in marine debris, the Department of Conservation is reminding people.
Protection underway for native birds in the Tararuas
04 October 2010
Source: Department of Conservation and Animal Health Board
An aerial pest control operation targeted to protect native birds nesting in the Tararua Ranges from possums, rats and stoats began today.
Island romance for takahē
03 September 2010
Otako and Blitzen, two male takahē from Burwood Bush are now the new ‘bachelors’ checking out prospective female birds on Kapiti.
Finding common ground ‘vital’ conservation volunteers told
24 May 2010
Finding common ground is vital if we are to overcome the “terrible, negative statistics of species and habitat loss” volunteers attending Saturday’s Restoration Day conference were told.
Lots of rats and few birds in the Tararua Ranges
25 February 2010
Source: Department of Conservation and Greater Wellington Regional Council
Surveys revealing high numbers of rats and few birds in the Tararua Forest Park have highlighted the need for pest control.