Details of this species in Herekopare Is.
Source: Dickman 1996
Species Notes for this Location:
Cats were introduced to Herekopare probably in the mid-1920s, and persisted on the island for about 45 years until they were eradicated in 1970 (Fitzgerald and Veitch 1985, in Dickman 1996).
Management Notes for this Location:
Felis catus was eradicated from Herekopare (Stewart) Island in 1970 via trapping and dogs (Fitzgerald & Veitch 1985, in Clout & Russell, 2006).
Herekopare Island (28 ha), lying 8 km off the east coast of Stewart Island, contrasts with most other New Zealand islands in that it lacks mammalian prey. The island is not settled and has thus experienced little change in vegetation, except for increased coverage of the tree nettle (Urtica ferox) since 1911.
Last Modified: 24/07/2006 3:28:41 p.m.