Braided Rivers

In 2018, we placed 601 predator traps along the Dart and Rees rivers to protect the vulnerable braided river birds.

The Dart and Rees Rivers that flow from the mountains into the lake near Glenorchy are known as braided rivers and are home to several birds under threat. This is a major and expensive landscape project, requiring lots of hard work from our team.

We were incredibly grateful to receive funding from several organisations and individuals to support it, including Otago Regional Council, Otago Community Trust and Central Lakes Trust.

The birds we want to protect here include wrybill, black-billed gull, banded dotterel and black-fronted tern.

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