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Individual study: Storm surge protection of Chatham Island oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis nests using tyre nest-platforms, Chatham Island, New Zealand

Published source details

Moore P. (2005) Storm surge protection of Chatham Island oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis nests using tyre nest-platforms, Chatham Island, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence, 2, 78-79

Summary

Dune restoration through herbicide control of invasive marram grass Ammophila arenaria and replanting with native species has resulted in dune reprofiling. This has allowed Chatham Island oystercatcher Haematopus chathamensis, an endangered species, to nest higher up the beach where they are less vulnerable to loss of clutches to high tides and storm surges.