Risk of bird monitoring leading to increased predation

T. Benseman made this Official Information request to Department of Conservation

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From: T. Benseman

Dear Department of Conservation,

Please provide a copy of any studies you have done on the increased risk your workers pose to our native creatures by standing in the entrances of their burrows/nests where scent is likely very high, then traipsing this scent over long distances, thus increasing the likelihood of interdiction by predators, which are then able to locate nests and kill the occupants.

Thanks,

T. Benseman

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From: Government Services
Department of Conservation

Dear T. Bensemann

On behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Conservation, I confirm receipt of your request below.
Your request has been forwarded to the relevant business group for processing. You will receive a reply in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Government Services
for Director-General

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