Part 2: Auckland Zoo Staff in the Field 2.1.
During the 2013/14 financial year, 85 Auckland Zoo staff spent a total of 10,113 hours working outside of the zoo on 28 field conservation projects. This equates to 4.86 full time members of Auckland Zoo staff in the field for the entire year. The 28 field projects Auckland Zoo were practically involved with during 2013/14 are summarised in Appendix I and are individually profiled in Appendices II (Domestic projects) and III (International projects). Each profile provides the project outline, details on the number of Auckland Zoo staff and time commitment involved (both for the 2013/14 financial year and total to date for longer-term projects), whether our field support is on-going and if the project is also supported financially by Auckland Zoo, through disbursements from the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund.
2.1.1. Auckland Zoo staff involvement
• A total of 85 members of Auckland Zoo staff, from 19 different teams worked out of the zoo on field conservation projects during 2013/14. • 46 members of Auckland Zoo staff, from 16 different teams carried out fieldwork on Rotoroa Island.
2.1.2. Geographical distribution and project location • Of the 28 field conservation projects Auckland Zoo staff were directly involved with during 2013/14, 26 were located within New Zealand (Domestic projects) and 2 were overseas (International Projects). • The majority (21 out of 26) of Domestic projects were situated in the North Island, with a particular concentration of projects located in the Hauraki Gulf (8 projects in the Inner Gulf and 2 in the Outer Gulf). All of these projects took place on Rotoroa, Rangitoto and Motutapu, Motuora and Tiritiri Matangi and Little Barrier Islands. • A significant proportion of Auckland Zoo’s fieldwork was also carried out on the west coast of the North Island, in the Waitakere Ranges and Te Henga wetlands. • Three projects were situated around the central Auckland area and 1 was situated on the Coromandel peninsula. • Finally, still within the North Island, but a little further from home; three projects were located at Pureora and Whareorino Forests. • Of the 5 projects situated in the South Island, 1 was located in West and central Otago, 1 at Te Anau, 1 on Codfish Island and 2 in the Marlborough Sound (Maud Island and D’Urville Island). • In 2013 /14 Auckland Zoo staff also travelled internationally to carry-out fieldwork in Sumatra and the Republic of Kiribati. 84
Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014