More Mohua for Eglinton Valley
With mohua breeding well on predator free Anchor Island in Dusky Sound, another 100 birds have been translocated from here to Eglinton Valley early in October. This is the fourth transfer in 7 years, in a joint effort by DOC, the Mohua Charitable Trust and with support from Ngai Tahu. In early 2000’s the mohua population in Eglinton was reduced to 18 due to predator pressure from stoats and rats, while this past autumn 171 were found in the valley. Due to an intensive pest management strategy the area has now become a stronghold for a variety of endangered native species including mohua, long and short-tailed bats, kaka and kakariki. A success story for one of DOC’s Battle for our Birds projects.
Posted on: Saturday, 28 October 2017