Walking on Eggshells

Jan. 21, 2022, 10:40 a.m.

Department of Conservations Maddy Jopling (River Restoration Ranger) and Bernie Buhler (Biodiversity Ranger) are creating safe spaces for endangered ground nesting shorebirds such as the tūturiwhatu (dotterel) and the torea (oystercatcher).

There are less than 2400 left in Aotearoa, which are on the endangered species list due to pests like rats attacking the nests, vehicles driving over nesting areas which are hard to spot, unleashed dogs and the unawareness around how we can work together to protect these native species.

You can learn more about how you can get involved by visiting the dotterel dedicated section on the DOC website here: https://bit.ly/3GMtvP9

We look into what we can do to help ensure they survive.

Tags: Department of Conservation Oystercatchers Dotterels

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