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Staff hours 2013/14

Staff hours to date

No. of staff 2013/14

No. of staff to date

16

16

1

1

Project longevity One-off field experience

AZCF project? Yes Category 2

22. Kakapo Recovery Programme Location: Codfish Island

Partner Organisation: Department of Conservation

Project Objective: Veterinary support and hand-rearing kakapo chicks for the 2014 breeding season. Project Description: Veterinary staff visited the Kakapo Recovery Programme to increase knowledge of the island and the programme operations, in order to enhance the support provided to the programme. AZ’s clinical co-ordinator was trained in Kakapo egg candling and hand rearing so that NZCCM would be able to respond if rearing was required. This experience was required just one week after returning from Codfish, to handrear kakapo ‘Heather 1’. Veterinary support was also provided to the kakapo field team, which included on-site advice and training for kakapo chick health assessment and veterinary examination of several adult birds in the field. Experience was gained in monitoring sitting birds and their chicks in the nest. Staff hours 2013/14

Staff hours to date

No. of staff 2013/14

No. of staff to date

Project longevity

AZCF project?

449

449

3

3

First year, Potential to be on-going

Yes Category 1

23. Kakapo Recovery Programme Location: Little Barrier Island – Hauturu-o-Toi

Partner Organisation: Department of Conservation

Project Objective: Kakapo transmitter changes and health checks Project Description: Auckland Zoo veterinary staff participated in a Kakapo Recovery Programme trip to Little Barrier Island to change transmitters and carryout health checks on nine kakapo that 107

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Auckland Zoo Field Conservation Report 2013/14  

Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014

Auckland Zoo Field Conservation Report 2013/14  

Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014

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