Systematic camera trapping: exploring a new tool for kiwi monitoring
While we know Haast tokoeka (kiwi) are around in the sanctuary, it can be hard to know how their population is doing. Especially given their cryptic nocturnal habits. One tool to determine their numbers is camera trapping, where automatic cameras take photos of what walks in front of them (hopefully a tokoeka).
In this talk Jane will talk about work done during her PhD to monitor Haast tokoeka in Orokonui.
This talk is free to attend but please book spots so we know how many people to expect.
Speaker info: Jane Tansell, independent contractor, Southern Contractors
Jane is an independent contractor and detector dog handler and has recently completed her PhD exploring systematic camera trapping for kiwi monitoring. She has worked with kiwi over two decades as well as being involved in large-scale island predator eradications. She loves to share her passion for conservation and involve a broad cross-section of the community to inspire their interest.