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February 15, 2012

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tags: Conservation Biology, Marlborough Sounds

location: East Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

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January 19, 2012

This is a picture of a poison dispenser attached to a tree. Its purpose is to poison and kill rats or other rodents who approach it. It is a conservation method implemented by a restoration organization that aims to eliminate rats in the area between Days bay and Eastbourne. These traps were established in the area in 2005 and have been successful in keeping rat populations at bay. (more...)

tags: Conservation Biology, Field trip Wellington

location: Days Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

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January 19, 2012

This metal sheet wrapped around a tree is an effort to keep possums from climbing and defoliating the tree. It is an interesting conservation method to minimize impacts that invasive species, such as possums, have on the native vegetation in a way that does not kill the possum. I am skeptical of the effectiveness of these metal sheets because possums can climb up trees without this protection, and then travel from tree to tree in the canopy layer, avoiding the metal protective sheet. (more...)

tags: Conservation Biology, Field trip Wellington

location: Days Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

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