SHOOTING IDEAS: PEST CONTROL AND THREATS TO NZ BIODIVERSITY

Some of our clients are looking for images illustrating one of New Zealand’s hot topic in regards to conservation.

CLOSE UP OF PEST AND THREATS IN NEW ZEALAND:

> MAIN PEST THREATENING NATIVE FAUNA

  • Wasps
  • Possums
  • Rodents: rats, mice, stoats…

> OTHER TYPE OF PESTS

  • Wild pigs,
  • Deers,
  • Rabbits,
  • Goats,
  • Non native marine species: Asian paddle crab, Mediterranean fanworm etc.

> THREATS ON NATIVE FLORA AND FRESH WATER RIVERS:

  • Myrtle rust
  • Kauri dieback
  • Weeds such as gorse, old man’s beard, toxic algae…

PEST CONTROL METHODS:

  • Wasp control using Vespex
  • Ground control for pests: traps and bait stations
  • Biodegradable 1080
  • Possum fur recovery
  • Research with universities, crown research institutes and private companies to develop new methods of pest control.
  • Permits to hunt

SITUATIONS:

  • Damage caused by pests
  • DOC rangers, subcontractors, trusts and volunteers placing and checking traps
  • Traps at home
  • Hunting pests: getting ready, hunting dogs, while hunting…
  • Dead pest (road, traps, hunting…)
  • Collecting possum fur
  • Pest having caught native fauna
  • Flora affected by a disease, weeds spreading in an area

PROGRAMS:

  • Predator free 2050
  • Battle for our Birds
  • Wasp Wipe Out
  • Kauri dieback program
  • Myrtle rust
  • War on weeds

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Signing off,
The photonewzealand team