Makarewa Headwaters Revival Project
New project alert!
Makarewa Headwaters Revival Project. Phase 1: Tackling feral animals in the Hokonuis
The Makarewa Headwater Catchment Group have launched a three-month project to understand the extent of the feral animal problem (including deer, pigs, goat, wild merino, wallabies - ungulate pests/ those with cloven hooves) in the Hokonuis.
The first phase is to understand the extent of the problem through a landowner survey. The study will tell us the scale of the problem, the impact, what control methods are currently being used, and what forms of control works for us. It will give the community and landowners a baseline of the number of pests, the state of the bush now, identified threatened species and eco-systems, and show the impact of large feral animals in the catchment. Watch this space to learn more.
The next step is to use the study to apply for funding and look at opportunities to reduce populations and explore markets and opportunities for pest products.