We're proud to share with you some of the outcomes and findings from our Dotterel Defenders project.
Predator Trapping and coastblitz
As at March 2019, we have caught across all Dotterel Defenders sites:
..... rats ..... hedgehogs ..... mustelids ... other
Overall, the Taranaki NZ dotterels monitored managed to raise an average of 1.1 fledged chicks per breeding pair.
To put this in perspective, at unmanaged sites (no predator control or signage) around the country, NZ dotterels only raise 0.23 fledged chicks per breeding pair on average which is not enough to sustain the population.