Forest and Bird’s Waitākere branch have worked with the council, the community and various stakeholders, supporters and contractors to control predators in the Te Henga / Bethells area and restore it with plantings, helping to protect these species and return this valuable habitat to its natural state.

Te Henga is the largest mainland wetland in the Auckland region and is home to 300 plants and 45 bird species including pāteke (translocated to the site in 2015), matuku (Australasian bittern) and fernbird. The wetland is also home to six species of native fish.

Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund’s financial support covers a portion of the ongoing pest control contractor services to maintain the trapping network, as mustelid and cat control is the single most important way of ensuring the long-term survival and increase in numbers of the resident native species.

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