Pest Animal Management
Waiheke Island may be possum free but there are many other pests such as rats, stoats and feral cats that threaten our native flora and fauna.
The Hauraki Islands branch of Forest & Bird has collaborated with the Auckland Council to produce the Animal Pest Management Summary Guideline.
This document outlines the main pest animals on the island and how to manage and control them.
Responsible pet ownership
The branch has also collaborated with Waiheke SPCA to compile a “Responsible pet ownership brochure’ that is specifically aimed at residents of Waiheke Island.
This came about due to an increasing threat to avian species such as banded rails and korora (little blue penguins) from ‘off leash’ dogs and abandoned and feral cats which were growing in number.
You can download the brochure here
Thanks also to the Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust who assisted with printing and distribution.