Be an environmental champion - help us on this exciting project to save Auckland‘s native wildlife!
Animal pests (rodents and possums) compete with native birds for food and raid their nests for chicks and eggs. They also feed on a wide range of native plants, lizards and invertebrates. Your parks need your help to prevent this destruction.
At the moment we particularly need volunteers to assist with animal pest control at Waikowhai Reserve in Hillsborough and Mt Eden (Maungawhau).
If you are interested in taking part, come along to one of our introductory training sessions on Sunday 29th July. Waikowhai Reserve 9am - 11.30am or Mt Eden 1pm - 3.30pm
You will find out what is involved and will receive training in all aspects of predator control.
Once trained, you’ll adopt your own forest track, walking for approx one and a half hours through native bush, baiting and resetting traps and recording the catches you make. If you are interested you can also record native bird sightings. Most volunteers walk their line of traps or bait stations once a fortnight. You can choose when you walk your own track, so you can do it at a time that suits you. Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of 12 months, be comfortable working alone in forested areas and handling rodent carcasses. You should also live or work locally to the pest control area.
This project is a partnership between Auckland Council and Conservation Volunteers.
If you are interested in getting involved please call Fiona at Conservation Volunteers New Zealand on 0800 56 76 86 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand runs a diverse range of conservation projects throughout New Zealand and you can check these out on their website at www.conservationvolunteers.co.nz.
Address 3 Esplanade Road, Mt Eden