Something different

Without meaning to get political at all, I was interested to see funding in the recent NZ budget for large-scale pest control to help our native birds get through some very difficult times over the next year. This budget link  explains further but you may wish to skip to the three links I took from it which show what’s going on. The beech forest referred to are Nothofagus species whose distribution coincides with the areas shown on the map link below. What astounds me is the great difference in breeding success of birds where the pest control has taken place. It shouldn’t astound me because we see it all the time at Shakespear and Tawharanui Regional Parks inside the predator fence but great to see it can also happen in large “wilderness” areas too.

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