Residents along Ngapuhi Road, Remuera, Auckland that are working to control then eliminate rats between Ngapuhi Road and Meadowbank School
We are a group of local volunteer with help from the Kaipatiki Project, who are baiting, setting and checking 4 lines of traps around Hobsonville Point’s beautiful Te Ara Manawa coastal walk way. We do this in “pulses” around 4 weeks long, the next starting August 2019. We use Ecotrack to record activity but I’m trying out TURP to help with feedback and encourage more people to locally trap.
The Great WBS Predator Trapping Competition
Congratulations to everyone who has made a trapping tunnel. Nga Manu Waiata (a local predator-free group helping to ‘bring back the birdsong’ in our area) is kindly giving each of you a rat trap for your tunnel.
Your families mission is to catch as many predators as you can. You can set your trap around your house/section or even in the bush, sand dunes or grass areas around your community.
If you have other traps you can use them as well.
You are working with in your family to catch as many predators as possible.
When you catch a predator you must log it on the “Urban Rat Project” website.
The winner will be the family with the most points.
The competition runs for one month:
The competition runs for about 5 weeks:
25th October – 28th November
The Points System:
|Dead Mouse||2 Points|
|Dead Rat||5 Points|
|Dead Hedgehog||5 Points|
|Dead Possum||8 Points|
|Dead Weasel||10 Points|
|Dead Ferret||10 Points|
|Dead Stoat||10 Points|
|1st Prize||A Native Tree Voucher and $100 cash|
|2nd Prize||A Native Tree Voucher and $50 cash|
|3rd Prize||A Native Tree Voucher and $25 cash|
There are spot prizes for families who upload their photos to the Nga Manu Facebook page.
Native Tree Vouchers, A PekaPeka Bird Feeder, Bunnings Vouchers, A Native Bird Poster
At NZ Gardener, we believe that gardeners love seeing birds, especially our native birds, in our gardens. But, as I’m sure you know, many species of native birds are in a parlous state right now. Yet basically our native birds need just three things to survive. Safety from predators, habitat and enough genetic diversity for long-term resilience. And the most important of these – by far – is safety from predators.
You might think predator control is something that’s useful on DOC land or in rural areas. But actually urban gardens are likely home to a variety of introduced predators, and almost certainly rats. So we are calling on the nation’s gardeners to start trapping in their own backyard. Apparently one trap in every fifth backyard would be enough to get the rat population under control. And if we were able to do that, then our gardens could become sanctuaries that went some way to allow our native bird species to recover. Even be able to thrive.
We cherish the Tararata Stream in central Mangere. We establish native plants on the banks, check the water quality, provide habitat for native fish, pull out litter. Why have a dirty drain when we could have a waterway to be proud of and enjoy?
Help us remove pests from the Hibiscus Coast and the Whangaparaoa Peninsula so native wildlife can flourish.
Our aim is to make the beautiful Hibiscus Coast pest free but we need your help.
We need one in three households on the Hibiscus Coast to be part of the Pest Free Hibiscus Coast project so that our community (and beyond) can become completely pest free.
With extensive baiting and trapping on public and private land, we can achieve a Pest Free Hibiscus Coast for our children and grandchildren to enjoy!
We are already seeing the benefits to our native plants and birdlife by the work we are doing, eliminating unwanted pests and predators, plus the ‘spillover’ effects from Shakespear Regional Park.
RESI launched “Pest-Free Riverlea” in 2017 to undertake community-led pest control in Riverlea. We are extending Hamilton City Council’s pest control work in Hammond Park to private properties throughout Riverlea, including businesses in the Riverlea industrial area.
The ecology and community spirit of Riverlea is enhanced by this project.
RESI received $5000 seed funding from Kiwibank via “Predator Free NZ” to provide subsidised pest control to private landowners, sponsorship from Acorn Timber on Riverlea Road for tunnel-building, and $17,000 from the Waikato Ecological Enhancement Trust for ongoing expenses.
As well as the much loved kiwi, rare saddlebacks and whiteheads have been introduced into Shakespear Park. Some have set up home in the Okoromai Bay area and whiteheads may even have been into your garden. For them to survive we need to tackle the rats.
Rat trapping has a double benefit: fewer rats around your house (in your roof or compost bin) and more birds in your gardens, and there will be fewer rats entering Okoromai Bay so less chance of them getting inside the sanctuary pest fence.
Many of us are starting trapping rats in our gardens and would love you to join us by trapping on your property too. We need as many people to take part as possible in order to create a Shakespear Park Halo.
Our Goal – to see these birds back around Greenhithe’s beautiful harbour edge and valley reserves.
Contact email@example.com to take part and help bring back the native birds.
Note that you can choose a Project when you file a report.
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