Native Island is a small inshore island - only 80 metres off Stewart Island. Covered in beautiful native bush, not long ago it was home to possums and rats in numbers that were out of control. After 8 weeks using Goodnature automatic traps, the number of rats almost halved. After 12 months, it was zero.
The Hollyford Valley is a tranquil paradise - flowing rivers, bird song and clear blue skies nestled deep in the heart of Fiordland. A few of our team were lucky enough to head down recently on a mission to protect toutouwai, otherwise known as the South Island robin, with the Hollyford Conservation Trust.
A common seagull the tītī is not! These small black sea birds are a cultural treasure in the south of Aotearoa and our mainland tītī colonies are seriously at risk as a result of rat and stoat predation. Fortunately for the Bluff Hill tītī colony, the Bluff Hill Motupōhue Environment Trust (BHMET), a group of dedicated volunteers, had the tītī’s best interests at heart.
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