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Trap lending scheme

The Trap Lending Scheme

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.

Stoat traps

Trapping stoats
Trapping stoats

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.

Target species

Fernbird by Ken George Wainui Bay
Fernbird by Ken George Wainui Bay

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.

For more information, please use the email link below to contact Robyn Jones (

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