Keeping it green

Volunteers Josh Emmett, Anna Shanks, Maria Kuster and Sarah Tuck. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Volunteers Josh Emmett, Anna Shanks, Maria Kuster and Sarah Tuck. PHOTO: SUPPLIED
Sixteen volunteers joined the charter boat Pure Salt last week to upgrade the Indian Island's Goodnature's predator control network.

Co-owner Maria Kuster said it was a great example of a diverse group of people coming together for conservation.

The group included representatives from Doc and Otago Polytechnic, among others.

"Our vision is for Dusky Sound to be one of the most intact ecosystems on Earth.''

Indian Island is home to kiwi and is an ecologically significant island in Dusky Sound as it acts as a barrier to prevent rats from reinvading nearby predator-free Anchor Island.

Goodnature's technical expert Sam Gibson said the network upgrade was essential to help monitor trapping activity as it connects to smartphones.

Trapping successes would be "far more easily recorded'', he said.

 

 

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