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Project Janszoon is working with the Department of Conservation, The Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, iwi and the community to restore the Abel Tasman National Park. Launched in 2012, look at what they've achieved in their first five years. Please share this video.

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A couple more pāteke portraits taken on Friday - these from Roger. The ones posted earlier were from Patrick.

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Today we sent 50 Brown Teal/Pateke to the North Island to be released onto Motutapu Island. Over the past few days we have been preparing them for this release, including banding them. Thanks to all the other captive facilities who are also breeding Pateke and contributed to this release. Photos: Hannah Murdoch

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Another 50 Captive Bred Pateke will be released onto Motutapu Island tomorrow (Friday 8 December) as part of the ongoing reintroduction program to establish a new wild population on the Island.

As always a special thanks goes out to all the captive breeding facilities for producing the birds for release, the Peacock Springs team for pre-release conditioning the birds and for spending the last 4 days fitting metal and colour leg bands, worming, weighing and record keeping, and giving each bird the final health checks for me (sorry I couldn't be there team).

Also first thing tomorrow moring they will be catching all the birds up into transport crates and getting them to the airport for their flight upto Auckland courtesy of #AirNewZealand
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Doc have provided a short video of the Pāteke release yesterday. Go Jackie!

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These are some newly hatched Brown Teal/Pateke ducklings produced by one of our pairs. Photos: Hannah Murdoch

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Pateke Partners Area

Pateke Partners Area