The NZ Biodiversity Strategy is an important document that sets out the framework for how we protect our biodiversity and ensure it thrives over the next 50 years. The Department of Conservation has recently released a discussion document which will help inform the final strategy. This … [Read more...] about Biodiversity strategy discussion document
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The Dotterels’ Last Stand by Sue Newman, beautifully illustrated by Paul A. Willis is a realistic and ‘almost true’ story of the challenges dotterels face in finding a safe nest-site. A pair of dotterels visit a number of familiar landmarks and buildings that will be familiar to Auckland children … [Read more...] about Book: The Dotterels’ Last Stand
Zealandia learning units: Inquiry for Environmental Technology in New Zealand for year 4-8 Students. There are five core sessions with two additional sessions to be integrated as appropriate. Key competencies: Thinking; Using language, symbols, and texts; Managing self; Relating to others; … [Read more...] about Can we make New Zealand Pest Free?
Have you ever wondered what kind of wildlife hang out in your garden? There are sure to be birds, but are there weta in your woodpile? Do geckos lurk in your trees and bushes? Are skinks secretly sunbathing on big warm stones or in the longer grass? Skinks and geckos can be secretive. They … [Read more...] about Going on a Backyard Safari
Robbie Van Dam from Goodnature discusses their automatic self resetting traps. You will learn: how to use the traps in the most effective way (for different pest animals) trap placement about the most effective lures some insights into their community projects about Goodnature's … [Read more...] about Learn how to get the most out of your Goodnature traps (webinar)
Darren Peters from the Department of Conservation discusses the DOC series of traps (150, 200 and 250). You can expect to learn: how to use the DOC series of traps in the most effective way (for different pest animals) trap placement about the most effective lures about some of the … [Read more...] about Learn how to get the most out of your DOC trapping series (webinar)
The mohua, or yellowhead, is a small bird with a bright yellow head and breast. Early settlers called it the ‘bush canary’ because of its colour and beautiful song. The mohua's story is a familiar one, of population decline since the 1800s. In the 1800s, the mohua was one of the most common … [Read more...] about Mohua facts