All done!

Stephen Horn – Project Manager updates us on the completion of the baiting for the eradication of mice from Antipodes Islands

12 July 2016

5:21 pm

All done!!! We have just arrived back down the hill. Hard to believe – has been a busy campaign but all the bait now out on the hill. We have done everything we can and now have to wait and see if we are successful with the monitoring in a couple of years time. Proud of the team- they have all worked hard and done a great job on the island as have our support team back at DOC in NZ, particularly the Murihiku team. Thanks to the MDM partners and supporters. Thanks to you all. Can’t say enough about the flying of the pilots Tony and Darron – lucky to have them here. The wind today was perfect- nice and calm for all the deflector work around the coast. The low cloud was toying with us for most of the morning. However, it started to clear and we got underway – we worked in amongst the cloud coming and going all morning. It finally cleared for the rest of the day….once we finished, but hey all is well that ends well. 

Click here to read the NZ Government media release.

The Antipodes team will now focus on species monitoring and packing down the infrastructure, ready for their departure back to the mainland later this month.

Westcoast

Westcoast

 

Baiting. Photo by S.Horn

Baiting. Photo by S.Horn

 

Helicopter working

Helicopter working

 

Darron McCully. Photo by F.Cox

Southcoast

 

Ann DeSchutter - GIS expert

Ann DeSchutter – GIS expert