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Summer 19/20 - Prodigious Shore Plover

02 Mar 2020

Beginning the season with just 2 established breeding pairs, hopes weren’t high for a productive breeding season for this critically endangered shorebird here at the ICWT.

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Spring 2019 - New Zealand's rarest mainland duck

09 Dec 2019

The most successful captive breeding programme to date. From a plummeting Brown Teal (pāteke) population of only 700 pāteke in the 1990’s, the ICWT captive breeding programme has been instrumental in assisting the most successful native bird species recovery to date, building pāteke numbers up to approximately 2500 alive today.

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Winter 2019 - Minister of Conservation Hon. Eugenie Sage visit

01 Jul 2019

Minister Sage visited The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust on 17th July 2019 to announce that New Zealand’s rarest mainland forest bird, the kākāriki karaka/orange-fronted parakeet, is having its best breeding season in decades due to a beech seed bonanza.

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Autumn 2019 - The Isaac Farm walking track is now open for the public to enjoy

01 Mar 2019

This track, an extension of the existing Isaac Loop walking track, now continues to the Waimakariri Recreational Reserve.

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Summer 18/19 - South Island Blue Duck Ventures

01 Jan 2019

It was a slow start to the season for South Island blue duck due to the cooler spring weather. Only one of our two Motueka pairs bred this season, almost certainly due to them being young new pairings.

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Spring 2018 - Conservation and Kartsport do not mix

01 Oct 2018

The proposed relocation of Kartsport Canterbury to McLean’s Island jeopardises our captive breeding programme.

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