March 18, 2019 by
ARRG, Ashley, Black-backed gull, Black-billed gull, Rangitata River, wrybill
Tēnā koutou, It almost feels inappropriate to be writing this newsletter. But then, perhaps our greatest defence against those who would turn our world inside out, is to refuse to let them stop us from continuing to protect and share our little patch of beauty. So, herein is our latest newsletter: Braided Rivers Seminar 2019 […]
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January 15, 2019 by
ARRG, Ashley, Awards and funding, banded dotterel, bird survey, Black-backed gull, Breeding, Department of Conservation, DOC, ECan, Fresh water management, kaki /black stilt, migration, Newsletters, Reports, Waimakariri, wrybill
Tēnā koutou, Happy New Year-of-the-Wrybill and welcome back to those of you who were taking a break. Braided Rivers Seminar 2019 As I mentioned in the last newsletter, thanks to funding from ECan, we are hosting full-day Braided Rivers Seminar at Lincoln University Wednesday 26 June. While we don’t yet have a final programme in […]
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November 26, 2018 by
Black-backed gull, black-fronted terns, Breeding, Canterbury Water Management Strategy, Ecology, genetic, Lower Waitaki, pest weeds, population trends, Waitaki, weeds
Ann-Kathrin Schlesselmann has been researching the genetics of black-fronted terns/tarapirohe for the past few years for her PhD thesis. Her findings represents a signficant breakthrough on several levels, and a clear signal that we have to start managing South Island rivers as interlinked rather than isolated systems. Ann-Kathrin summarises her findings below: “In a nutshell, […]
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August 13, 2018 by
banded dotterel, bird survey, Black-backed gull, Black-billed gull, Canterbury Water Management Strategy, climate change, gene editing, Newsletters, trapping, wrybill
Greetings, Our next meeting, which will also be our AGM, will be 2-5pm, Friday 14 September, at the DOC offices, Ngai Mahi Rd Sockburn. Firstly, I’d like to thank ECan for contributing funds to BRaid to help keep the wheels spinning for another 12 months. I’d also like to that everyone who wrote letters of […]
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June 1, 2018 by
Black-backed gull, Canterbury Water Management Strategy, ECan, Fresh water management, Newsletters, Zone Committee meetings
Greetings, Our next meeting is 2-5pm, next Friday 08 June, at the DOC offices, Ngai Mahi Rd Sockburn. In the last couple of weeks, Environment Canterbury have held several community meetings in North Canterbury in relation to water, birds, and braided riverbeds. As media interest has spiked these past weeks, several people have called or […]
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May 29, 2018 by
HUI/MEETING: All Zone Committees & stakeholders WĀ/MEETING DATE: May-June 2018 KAUPAPA/SUBJECT: Canterbury Southern Black-backed Gull/Karoro Strategy KAITUHI/AUTHORS: Mike Bell, Donna Lill: Wildlife Management International Limited; Frances Schmechel: Environment Canterbury, PURPOSE To inform all Zone Committees and stakeholders of the development of a Southern Black-Backed Gull/Karoro strategy for Canterbury and inviting […]
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