To try to stop stoats
killing kiwis, DOC have set 1500
over 10 000 hectares of
the Okarito forest.
That's about 10km by
10kms. It would take all day to
walk from one side of
the forest to the other!
traps are put in wooden trap boxes that keep out
native birds. The
tunnels are baited with a hens egg
or pieces of rabbit
meat. Hunters check the traps 20
times a year
to see if stoats have been caught.
Read this story!
Click on the book cover to read an
excerpt from chapter 10 of Janet Hunt's book
Enemies - Rowi, the Okarito brown kiwi.
(Reproduced with kind permission from Janet Hunt)
Fiction and New Zealand Post Book of the Year
A Bird in the Hand: Keeping New Zealand Wildlife Safe
Random House New Zealand
Review of Bird
in the Hand