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Wildlands Wellington Newsletter December 2013 - Fauna surveys

At Wildlands we are fortunate that we are sometimes required to undertake surveys for very special species in some remarkable locations.

Fauna surveys are needed to assess the biodiversity values of our special places.  Fauna surveys are carried out to monitor the abundance and distribution of species. They help to identify which sites have high biodiversity and should be looked after.  For example, to assess potential impacts of a proposed development, and help to design appropriate mitigation.  Long-term monitoring can identify trends to inform management decisions and opportunities for further investigation.
Many Wildlands staff have special expertise with New Zealand fauna.  This means that we can help you with information and advice about lizards, birds, bats, invertebrates, freshwater fish, and pest animals.  This issues looks at some of the species that we monitor for a range of projects