Last week, we launched Chirp in Australia. Chirp is the brain of your A24: it keeps track of your trap activity and sends it to your phone from where you can visualise your trapping efforts and those of the trapping community. We chat with Chris, the product designer behind the Chirp cap, and share his design process and the challenges he faced while creating Chirp.
High on the rugged hillsides of the Paekākāriki Escarpment track on the Kāpiti Coast, Paul Callister and his team of committed volunteers from Ngā Uruora community conservation group, have been spraying weeds, trapping pests and planting native plants for nearly 20 years. It’s not easy or paid work so we were lucky that Paul had time to tell us his story - about what keeps him going and what attracted him to the project in the first place.
Over the last few years we’ve received a string of calls for help from conservation groups and authorities around the world including Hawaii (mongoose threaten their native birds), Scandinavia (mink threaten their seabirds) and England (grey squirrels threaten their trees and red squirrels). Since we’re always keen to find solutions that are safe, humane and provide constant control, we were totally up for the challenge.
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