Trapping 'paying dividends'

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August 2013

Vigilant trapping in the Cleddau Delta and Milford corridor 'paying dividends'

As John Robson commented in the latest edition of Jigsaw, Milford's native birdlife has begun to reestablish itself with the 'trapping programme in the Milford corridor paying dividends'.

The team to thank for this change is Steve and Kate Norris's Trips & Tramps. Journeying as they do from Te Anau into Milford every day with their clients, they can regularly check their traps. Their vigilance is ensuring introduced pest numbers remain low and the native wildlife has a chance. 

The Milford corridor includes from the Homer Tunnel to the twin bridges (1 stoat and 2 rats caught), from the Tutoko Bridge to Milford Village (nothing caught) and then around the Cleddau Delta (1 stoat and 1 rat caught). Thanks team!

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