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Date: 7th November 2022

Photo Competition Winners 2022

We’d like to give a huge thank you to all of those who entered our first Wildlife Photography Competition! We had a lot of amazing entries – well…

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Date: 18th October 2022

Looking after the Little Guys

Nerolie and Chris Cook have lived at Drift Bay for 22 years where, along with their neighbours, they have created a beautiful haven filled with native trees and…

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Date: 18th October 2022

In search of Boomers

NZ Birds – Otago, with sponsorship from ORC, and technical support of DOC and a University of Otago PhD candidate, have embarked on a regional survey and monitoring…

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Date: 1st September 2022

Photo Competition

Welcome to the Whakatipu Wildlife Trust’s very first photo competition, all about our native wildlife. We want to see what get’s you excited about nature here in the…

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Date: 4th August 2022

Meet a trapping Group – Kelvin Peninsula Pestbusters

Colin Kelly setting a trap at Kelvin Peninsula

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Date: 23rd December 2021

Queenstown Climbing Club Remarkables expansion

Queenstown Climbing Club initially worked with DOC in 2013 to put in a single line of 35 x DOC 200 traps in Wye Creek.  Since then, the club…

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Date: 22nd December 2021

Crested Grebe Nests in Queenstown Bay

In September the Whakatipu Wildlife Trust installed 3 Nesting platforms in Queenstown Bay. Crested Grebe are a rather rare and unusual species of water bird that is barely…

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Date: 4th October 2021

Citizen Science Trapping Project

Whakatipu Wildlife Trust was awarded a grant through the Curious Minds Initiative funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to undertake a Citizen Science Project…

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Date: 22nd September 2021

Tucker Beach Wildlife Reserve Project

The Tucker Beach Wildlife Management Reserve covers 150 hectares of Department of Conservation land straddling a large bend in the Lower Shotover River. For many years the 60…

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Date: 7th May 2020

Wildlands Report and a Proposed Southern Lakes Sanctuary

During the last year, the WWT has been involved in a project to look at the possibilities for what a landscape scale approach to predator suppression and eradication…

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Date: 7th May 2020

Paradise Protection Programme

While many of our predator free programmes began with a desire to protect birds, Paradise began because of bats. Located at the Head of the Lake bordering Diamond…

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