Over 50 kakariki now released into the Abel Tasman

Posted by Marika Kingan on 18 April 2017

The recent wet weather did not dampen the excitement as 16 kakariki (yellow-crowned parakeet) were today released into the Abel Tasman National Park.

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1,000 less “killing machines” in Abel Tasman

Posted by Marika Kingan on 11 April 2017

Media release – 3 April 2017

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Pāteke/brown teal

Posted by Peter Gaze on 6 March 2017

The pāteke was once widespread throughout freshwater and estuarine wetlands of mainland New Zealand but has been close to extermination due to predation. Two other species of the New Zealand brown teal have evolved, on Campbell Island and the Auckland Islands and both of these are flightless.

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Summer 2016

Posted by Project Janszoon on 22 December 2016

Project Janszoon Newsletter Summer 2016

In this issue:

  • Pāteke release
  • Summer wasp control
  • Farewell to Wendy
  • Student Advisory Board grows up
  • Weed update
  • Gannets play hard to get
  • The browning of wilding pines
  • Cheers to volunteers

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Spring 2016

Posted by Project Janszoon on 12 November 2016

Project Janszoon Newsletter Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • Calling citizen scientists
  • Volunteers needed
  • Appletree Bay gets facelift
  • Northern stoat trapping network
  • Robin disperse
  • Iwi reps join student advisory board
  • 1080 monitoring results
  • Torrent Bay weed blitz
  • It's all in a name—mistletoe
  • Birds to get safe corridor to coast

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Winter 2016

Posted by Project Janszoon on 22 July 2016

Project Janszoon Newsletter Winter 2016

In this issue:

  • Eye on the people's beach
  • Robin under surveillance
  • Closer ties with the Brook
  • Tinline's Napoleon link
  • Rare snail doing well
  • Janszoon trapping team doing the k's
  • Road closure due to possum control
  • Dune work reducing fire risk
  • Education update

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Good things don't always come easily

Posted by Peter Gaze on 28 May 2016

Popular media understandably celebrates the successes of conservation milestones. These celebrations are valuable to remind us of progress and to encourage support. It is important though to also remember the hard work and the frustration that gets us there. An example with Project Janszoon is the checking of stoat traps over 15,000 ha of rough country every month. These workers get wet and sore continually yet their reality seldom features on such occasions.

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April 2016

Posted by Project Janszoon on 18 April 2016

Project Janszoon Newsletter April 2016

In this issue:

  • Robin to Pitt Head
  • More kākā to be released
  • Wasp control results
  • Richardson Stream and its royal connection
  • Education update
  • Celebrating volunteers Ken & Janet George
  • Problem plants
  • Video vault

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A transfer of robins

Posted by Peter Gaze on 20 March 2016

Not very long ago robins were widespread and common throughout this national   park.  They have gone from coastal forests in the last 30 years and now they are mostly confined to the higher altitude forests.

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December 2015

Posted by Project Janszoon on 23 December 2015

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In this issue:

  • Wasp control for the Park in 2016
  • Internet access at Torrent Bay and Anchorage
  • Kākā hanging out with wild birds
  • Anchorage dunes—before and after
  • Education update
  • It's all in a name—Pikikiruna Range

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Follow our journey as we discover the secrets of this most iconic of National Parks and help nature restore its diverse ecology. Meet the birds, animals and plants that will benefit from this restoration and those that we hope to return to their former glory.

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