Threatened Species

Threatened Species

Staff have particular expertise in working with endangered plants and fauna species, and have had a long association in threatened species recovery advice and research.

In 1999, company director Kerry Oates received a National Conservation Award for his contribution to blue duck research in the Central North Island.

Research assistant, Alison Beath, completed her B.Sc (Hons) thesis on bait trials with short-tailed bats in Rangataua Forest, Ohakune, prior to joining the company in 2002.

The company, as one of its long term projects, has been researching kiwi management in exotic forests, with an aim of providing forest managers with a management plan to maintain commercial forest production in unity with kiwi population enhancement.

Staff have also been involved with threatened species monitoring on off shore islands, particularly the Chatham Islands, working on productivity monitoring of species such as black robin, Chatham’s pigeon, Chatham’s petrel, and Magenta petrel or Taiko.

Staff have also been involved with threatened plant monitoring, and design of plant protection measures, including red mistletoe and pittosporum turnerii.