November 26, 2018 by
Awards and funding, community partnerships, DOC, ECan, Ecology, Events, Funding, genetic, Lower Waitaki, Makarora, Newsletters, Reports, Research, Waitaki
Tēnā koutou, I was about to start writing this when Ann-Kathryn Schlesselmann’s email popped up in my inbox, with the news that her PhD thesis is completed and now available. Ann-Kathrin has been researching the genetics of black-fronted terns/tarapirohe for the past few years. Her findings represents a significant breakthrough on several levels, and a […]
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October 9, 2017 by
Ashley, climate change, community partnerships, Department of Conservation, DOC, Events, migration, Newsletters, Research
Greetings, Following our AGM held September 08, the chairperson’s annual report is available online: We have some exciting news to announce shortly with our newest ‘braided rivers birds’ partner, Karikaas, makers of fine (and extremely yummy!) award winning Dutch style cheeses: http://www.karikaas.co.nz. I won’t go into too many details here, but this will considerably raise the […]
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April 24, 2017 by
Art, community partnerships, Events, Exhibition, migration
Opening 3pm Saturday 10 June – 18 July From the Rivers to the Shore and the accompanying exhibition, The Flyway Print Exchange, are art projects that explore the connectivity of place through migratory birds. The shorebirds that nest on the South Island’s braided river beds and seek northern warmer waters over winter, and those others […]
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March 6, 2017 by
ARRG, Awards and funding, biology, Breeding, community partnerships, Ecology, Newsletters, Orari, Wilberforce River
Greetings, Thanks to everyone who pointed out the dozens (in fact hundreds) of broken links from our website to documents and pages that vanished when ECan rebuilt their website. It was an opportunity to update and restructure BRaid’s website. If you come across any errors that slipped through, I would appreciate it if you could […]
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March 7, 2016 by
citizen science, community partnerships, Department of Conservation, DOC, Ecology, Education, Events, Funding, population trends, Research
Conservation Inc 2 brings together people from all sectors in New Zealand’s community conservation landscape. Most are inspirational leaders in their fields. The conference offers a compelling opportunity to look ahead, learn from others, make connections and discuss matters pivotal to the future of community based conservation work in this country. Much has changed in […]
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December 14, 2015 by
black-fronted terns, Breeding, community partnerships, Department of Conservation, Lower Waitaki
With the help of NZ Jetboating, the Lower Waitaki black-fronted tern project started in October this year is progressing well. The group are currently monitoring 3 black-fronted colonies (70 nests) and predators on 15 islands. Checking the site every 10-12 days, the group have seen 5 fledglings, one colony fail, and a colony partially fail […]
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September 11, 2015 by
Breeding, community partnerships
Nope, this story isn’t a follow up on the Ashely-Rakahuri Rivercare Group’s work on creating gravel islands in braided rivers. It’s about European rivers that have lost their natural features such as islands and shingle banks as well as their dynamic river bed. To provide substitute habitats for birds (particularly gulls and terns), a partnership project “Strengthening the role of […]
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