A great renewal led by generosity
Project: Abel Tasman Predation Control
Date: 2015 - 2017
Client: Department of Conservation/Project Janzoon
Location: Abel Tasman National Park
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responsible for achieving predation control targets over time throughout New Zealand. Current activity is driven by Predator Free 2050 - an ambitious goal to rid New Zealand of the most damaging introduced predators that threaten our Nation’s natural taonga, our economy and primary sector.
Project Janzoon is an independently financed trust dedicated to the renewal of wildlife populations within the Abel Tasman National Park. Bringing together multiple stakeholders, including conservationists, iwi, locals, scientists, tourism operators and volunteers, Project Janzoon works alongside DOC, Iwi and the Birdsong Trust to reverse the trend of ecological decline in the Park.
Nelmac’s role in the Project was to manage and monitor predation control systems throughout the Park, to ensure predator per hectare targets were being met on time.
A team of five staff implemented a monthly programme of work to clear, clean and re-bait pest traps and record relevant trap data. Two of the team were dedicated to cutting and clearing major windfall trees and branches that cut across trap lines.
High levels of fitness, effective fatigue management processes and backcountry work expertise ensured safe and efficient operations for the duration of the project.
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