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Top of The South Trapping Workshop

Top of The South Trapping Workshop

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  • Sun 22 Sep ’19, 9:00am – 4:00pm


Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park, 1 Joseph Sullivan Drive, Picton, Marlborough, Picton


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Field trip to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary: $10.00

Trapping Workshop itinerary.

9am - 10am - Keynote speaker: Duncan Kay, Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP). Thinking outside the box to become predator free.

10:30 – 12:30 concurrent workshops; choose between:
- Back to Basics:
Suitable for community group volunteers and backyard trappers. Learn how to trap to successfully meet your goals. Hands on session covering best practice, trap types, rat/mustelid identification, and calibration and maintenance.

- Monitoring:
Learn from our experts Phil Clerke (DOC) and Nikki McArthur (Wildlife Management International Ltd) about how to set up an effective monitoring regime to measure pests and native species to improve your trapping programme. There will be a question/answer session to discuss your projects.

Field trip (optional, bookings essential). $10pp
12:30 - 1pm Head to Cougarline jetty. BYO packed lunch to eat on the boat
1:00 - 2:00 Travel to Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary including a talk on Picton Dawn Chorus
2:00 - 3:30 Circuit Kaipupu; 1-1 1/2; hr walk. Groups will be spilt into “back to basics” or “monitoring”, for more in-depth discussion on these topics. Bring solid shoes, raincoat and warm clothes
3:30 - 4pm Return to Picton

Please RSVP to Wendy: by 18th September. Please indicate which session (back to basics OR monitoring) you will attend, and to book the field trip.

Many thanks to our sponsors Department of Conservation and Nelson Nature.

Hosted by DOC, Picton Dawn Chorus and Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary.

This event is part of Conservation Week 2019 -

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