Peter Nelson Award goes to Wildlife Management International
Category: National. Posted: 7 September 2022
Wildlife Management International Ltd has won the 2022 Peter Nelson Memorial Trophy.
The Peter Nelson Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by the NZ Biosecurity Institute to individuals or organisations, within New Zealand.
Wildlife Management International is a leader in the protection of braided rivers throughout New Zealand. Its staff are experts in the control of predators which threaten this vulnerable ecosystem and lead the way in monitoring techniques of our threatened braided river bird species. WMIL staff are true advocates for New Zealand’s threatened fauna and are passionate in all aspects of their work.
WMIL excels at the control of mammalian predators (feral cats, rats, hedgehogs, mustelids etc) challenging and adapting best practice where needed to gain the best results for our threatened braided river bird species as this ecosystem can be very difficult to protect and work in. They are experts in southern back-backed gull control and are contributing to the development of best practice guidelines for Canterbury.
Their dedication to the protection and enhancement of New Zealand’s threatened braided river bird species (e.g. black-fronted tern, black billed gull, banded dotterel etc) and the environment in which they reside is world class and we would like to truly thank the team for their mahi in this area. Without WMIL we would be miles behind conservation of our braided river bird species and how best to protect them.
The Award was presented by Frank Visser from Key Industries.