Fauna survey, inventory and distribution
mapping is another of our services which we have provided
in a wide range of habitats throughout New Zealand,
for various clients including corporate businesses,
Department of Conservation, and local bodies. Some examples
are illustrated below.
Whio or blue duck (Hymenolaimus
malacorhynchos) in the upper Whanganui River,
Tongariro National Park.
Freshwater fish surveys (2004)
A recently completed assessment of streams water
quality and fish diversity for a prominent forestry
company in the Coromandel Ecological Region.
Bat species presence and distribution
Both long-tailed and short tailed bat presence and
distribution was surveyed in four Central North
Island forests during the summer of 2002/2003, for
local forestry companies.
Lizard species presence and
Skinks and geckos were surveyed in two forests in
the Central North Island throughout 2003, for local
Forest gecko (Hoplodactylus
granulatus) Waimarino Forest, Raetihi, February 2003.
Staff are very experienced in an extensive range of
threatened species survey work including kiwi survey
using call identification, trained tracking dogs,
and radio telemetry tracking. Blue duck surveys including
catching, colour banding and blood sampling. Freshwater
fish surveys, bat surveys, frog surveys and lizard