The Trap Lending Scheme was set up in 2004 and has provides over three hundred traps, which are scattered throughout Golden Bay. The project is a Forest and Bird initiative and also partly DOC sponsored to lend out traps to people on private land. The catch numbers are monitored.
The 148 Stoat Traps lent out are DOC150's and Doc200's in wooden boxes, and the 172 rat traps are Victor Rat Traps in tunnels.
This project in Golden Bay is to protect not only one targeting species, but all the native birds, which are found in the area. That includes common species like the Tui, Bellbird or Kereru as well as declining ones like the Fernbird.
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