Some of the pages in this edition ‘Our Amazing Environment’ are about Rakiura National Park (85% of Rakiura/Stewart Island), our newest national park & the southernmost park in the world.
Down there, some people go kiwi-spotting as there are around 25,000 birds. Kiwi often come out in family groups during daylight & even walk on the beaches!
There are no stoats, ferrets or weasels on the island.
But there are still possums, feral cats & rats – so traps have been set. There are plans in the near future to make the whole island pest-free.
Go Rakiura! That’s a massive island about to become predator free!