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19 Jul 2019 17:45
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Assurances DOC's equipped to manage a "mega mast" this autumn

    Assurances DOC's equipped to manage a "mega mast" this autumn


    Masts are when forests have a heavy seeding season - which fuel plagues of rodents and stoats - and threaten native birds and other wildlife in spring and summer.

    Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage says 81.2 million dollars of new funding in Budget 2018, have let DOC grow its predator control programme - to respond to the mega mast threat.

    She says DOC is planning a 38-million-dollar predator control programme - its largest ever.

    It will lay traps and drop 1080 on about one million hectares - or 12 percent - of conservation land.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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