Testing the heli hangar in preparation for the eradication

Invercargill Heli hangar construction

Invercargill Heli hangar construction

The Department of Conservation are ensuring everything is thoroughly thought out, tested and proven in preparation for the mouse eradication planned for winter 2016, right down to the construction of the helicopter hangar. A practice run for the construction of this hangar was successfully completed last week in Invercargill.

Antipodes being such a remote site with extremely harsh weather adds extra challenges to this conservation operation.

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