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Te Urewera Stoat Trap Installation

Provider: Department of Conservation

Region: Bay of Plenty




We are looking for volunteers to help Install 1500 double set DOC 200 stoat traps in one of the best examples of podocarp forest in the country. Te Urewera has very strong populations of many endangered species including the North Island Brown Kiwi, Kokako, Kaka, Whio and many more all contributing to the Orchestral songs of the forest. We will be installing stoat traps to help sustain and increase the current populations of birds. There are 4 operations at 1 week in duration for each. the dates are as follows:

November - 3rd to the 7th

24th to the 28th

December - 8th to the 12th

January - 12th to the 16th

You will be flown into the backcounty by helicopter on tuesday morning and stay until friday.

We will cover food, accommodation and transport from Whakatane

The traps are 16kg to be carried on pack frames mostly downhill. fitness should be considered. We will be working in teams of 3-5. Backcountry and wilderness experience is a bonus but not mandatory.

This will be a fun mission and a great way to see this beautiful forest.


Skills required

High level of fitness, map reading

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