In 2018, we placed 601 predator traps on the Dart and Rees rivers to protect the vulnerable braided river birds.
The Dart and Rees Rivers that flow from the mountains into the lake near Glenorchy are known as braided rivers and are home to several birds under threat. This is a major and expensive landscape project, requiring lots of hard work from our team.
We were incredibly grateful to receive funding from several organisations and individuals to support it, including Otago Regional Council, Otago Community Trust and Central Lakes Trust.
The birds we want to protect here include wrybill, black-billed gull, banded dotterel and black-fronted tern.
The cost to bait all the river traps
The cost to maintain accurate predator data
The cost to complete an annual bird count on the rivers
The cost to check and reload all the river traps
The cost to check and reload one river trap for a year
The cost to check and reload ten river traps for a year