Predator monitoring programme

Year 11 students, with help from local pest and predator consultant John Bissell, placed 50 chew cards and two trail cameras along the Rathkeale Eco Trail adjacent to the Ruamahanga River this week.

Predator Monitoring Camera

Results will be revealed after the holidays when students return to see which critters have been chewing the cards and caught on camera. The Trust has sponsored a data monitoring program to first help determine the type and number of pests and predators in the area before we start with a more comprehensive trapping plan in areas adjacent to the river.

Predator Monitoring

All part of our efforts to help make our river ecosystem predator free before 2050 and to create bird corridors from Pukaha to Kawakawa.