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Individual study: Stock fencing and electric fence exclosures to prevent trampling of Chatham Island oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis eggs, Chatham Island, New Zealand

Published source details

Moore P. (2005) Stock fencing and electric fence exclosures to prevent trampling of Chatham Island oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis eggs, Chatham Island, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence, 2, 76-77


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Protect nests from livestock to reduce trampling Bird Conservation

A study in the Chatham Islands from 1999 to 2005 (Moore 2005) found that the number of  Chatham Island oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis pairs in a 14 km stretch of coastal land increased from 16 to 35 within six years, following several interventions including erecting 10 x 10 m enclosures of 1 m high electric fencing around individual nests to reduce disturbance and trampling by livestock. Other interventions used are discussed in the relevant sections.