Rare native ducks released at Awaroa in Abel Tasman National Park


The translocation of the rare native duck was part of Project Janszoon and DOC’s work to restore the biodiversity of the Abel Tasman National Park.© Ruth Bollongino Fern Photos


A flock of rare native ducks have been released into the Abel Tasman National Park.

Twenty juvenile brown teal, or pateke, were released on Monday as part of a translocation by Project Janszoon and the Department of Conservation (DOC), at the Hadfield Clearing release site on the banks of the lower Awapoto River, at Awaroa.

The area is the South Island’s second only mainland site where the brown teal are found.

Click to read more  from original article @ https://www.stuff.co.nz

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