TITLE

Maungatautari -- an ecological island

AUTHOR(S)
Levack, Hamish
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
New Zealand Tree Grower;May2007, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the ecological restoration project in Maungatautari ecological reserve, the largest of its kind in New Zealand. Managed as a community project under the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust, the project involves the eradication of all pest mammals from a 3,400 hectare area that comprises Maori Land, private land and a Scenic Reserve run by the Waipa District Council. Following a concept first applied at the Karori Sanctuary, a 47-km predator-proof fence was built to fence off mammalian pests that have caused a decline in native plants and animal species in the area. Another poison drop is planned to eradicate remaining mice and other pests followed by the reintroduction of native species such as the Island brown kiwi and the North Island kaka.
ACCESSION #
25400179

 

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