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  • WELCOME TO THE ENDEAVOUR INLET CONSERVATION TRUST

    Established in 2010 the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust is a community-driven initiative creating and supporting conservation projects in the hills surrounding Endeavour Inlet.

    Introduced pests, such as rats, stoats, possums and cats have had a major impact on the local native bird and insect populations as well as their habitat. Sustained conservation effort, amalgamating and intensifying efforts already underway by many locals, is needed to ensure the survival and regeneration of the local bush and it's threatened inhabitants.

    To see how you can get involved check out the MAKE A DONATION and/or GET INVOLVED pages.

    Trap checkers: Please submit any information on what you found in or on the traps via the TRAP DATA SUBMISSION page.

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GET YOUR DATA IN.

We’ve heard through the grapevine there have been plenty of pests caught in the traps over the last month.  If you have any data to submit please enter it on the TRAP DATA SUBMISSION page or email it to endeavourinlet at gmail dot com. Keep up the great work!

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CONGRATULATIONS JOHN!

            He founded biosecurity in New Zealand, developed new systems for protecting native plants and agriculture from pests and disease, and established new standards for animal welfare, but John Hellstrom’s proudest moment was getting a native parrot on the cover of the biosecurity strategy booklet. Dr Hellstrom, of Endeavour Inlet … Continue reading

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MARCH 2011 PREDATOR TALLY

March pest counts are in.  The trust has now caught 121 possums, 2 stoats, 16 rats, 2 cats and a mouse. Please keep submitting catch numbers on the  trap data submission page.

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FEBRUARY 2011 PREDATOR TALLY

The February numbers are in: 34 possums were caught, 3 rats and 2 cats with one caught in a DOC200. A huge thanks to all our trap checkers in February.

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RIBBONS ON THE DOC200s

A DOC200 with the ribbon up showing the trap has been set off. The unstoppable Rod Burgoyne has now completed attaching ribbon markers to all the DOC200 stoat, weasel and rat traps in the field.  The ribbons add some efficiency to the trap checkers efforts by showing whether the trap has been sprung or not … Continue reading

PREDATOR TALLY JAN 2011

JANUARY 2011 PREDATOR TALLY

The first months trapping has been completed by the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust and the numbers are in. A staggering 59 possums were caught in January with three single trap sites each catching 5 possums.  2 stoats were captured, 9 rats and a single mouse managed to set off a DOC200. The trust currently has … Continue reading

FIRST STOAT CAUGHT

FIRST STOAT!

The stoat which was caught in the DOC200 at site S003.  You can tell it’s a stoat as opposed to a weasel by the black tip at the end of the tail. The first stoat caught in the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust traps was discovered this morning by two early morning trap checkers.  Catches of … Continue reading

SETTING THE TRAPINATOR

RESETTING AND CLEARING TRAPS: TRAPINATOR

A short video made by Lachie of how to check and reset the Trapinator traps.

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TRAP LOCATIONS

For those of you interested we will be taking GPS co-ordinates for all traps in the field.  We will make these available for download from this website (just as soon as we know how…) so you can use your own GPS devices to check the traps. Keep checking the site for updates to see when … Continue reading

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PEST CONTROL UNDERWAY

Rattus rattus in DOC 200 at site S005 A large male possum was caught at site N001 on the night the traps were laid out.  Pictured is the possum removed from the trap with the trap re-set ready for the next visitor. The first pests have been trapped in the Endeavour Inlet Conservation Trust’s traps. … Continue reading

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