Another helping hand for Pateke in Fiorldland
One of Fiordland Conservation Trust’s latest projects is the Pateke/Brown Teal transfer which is happening in the Arthur Valley, Milford Track. The pateke is endemic and is New Zealand’s most endangered species of waterfowl. In March 2009, twenty young pateke were released into the Arthur Valley in Fiordland. This was the first large release of pateke in the South Island and has been one of the most successful releases of pateke anywhere in the country. The Fiordland Conservation Trust, in partnership with Ultimate Hikes, has just released a further forty pateke in to the Arthur Valley, and hope to do another forty in 2011. The plan is to build a self sustaining population by 2014. For more information on this project, please look at FCT’s website www.fiordlandconservationtrust.org.nz.
Posted on: Sunday, 11 April 2010