The view from the canopy and Ami Maxwell (below) and a member of the volunteer climbing team prepare to scale a Kauri tree in Auckland’s Waitakere Regional Park (images: A. Maxwell)
The Ark in The Park teams of staff and volunteers are continuing to fight the good fight against introduced predators and are working hard to restore the natural ecology in Auckland’s Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. But predators are a cunning bunch, and so an innovative development has recently been launched by the Ark in the war against them. A monitoring group is hard at work tracking the presence of rats and their impact on species that breed in the canopy. How do they do it? Simple - they climb trees.