Based in Blenheim, Wildlife Management International Limited (WMIL) is an ecological consultancy dedicated to research and conservation of nature. For over 30 years, our team has been working in monitoring, protecting, and managing natural ecosystems both in New Zealand and overseas. Our organised and motivated team is highly trained and can bring specialised skills to your project, no matter how big or small.

We have a strong ornithological back ground, with our team being some of the country’s leading birders. Ensuring that this is more than just a job, we have a real passion for nature, it’s conservation and research.

Clients include central and regional Government conservation and research agencies, non-government conservation organisations and private sector commercial businesses. Many projects involve working with local organisations in a partnership approach, which we see as critical to achieving long term conservation gains.

Here at WMIL we are committed to local action, that’s why a portion of every invoice is donated to New Zealand’s most isolated community conservation group, the Chatham Islands Taiko Trust, to support grass roots conservation.

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    Focused work in these complex ecosystems aimed at providing solutions to protect several endangered birds that rely on these habitats.
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    With over 30 years of experience in the eradication of pests from islands, our team has the skills to assess, design and implement your eradication programme.
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    With a strong ornithological background our team have the skills, experience and training to implement research and conservation projects on any species in any habitat.
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    Working on a wide range of species from gulls to shags and petrels to albatross, our team have developed into leading authorities on several seabird species.
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    With 12 bird species currently listed as endangered, Chatham Islands birds need help, our team works with local community conservation group, the Chatham Islands Taiko Trust, to save these endemic species.
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    With a real belief and commitment to community driven conservation many of our projects are in partnership with local organisations or communities.
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    Our long background and intimate knowledge of the environmental and conservation arena has given us the expertise required to provide these skills to your project
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    Introduced pest control is vital to saving endangered bird species and our team has vast experience in the pest control arena.
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    Our team have vast experience with native frog research, monitoring, and management.

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WIML team member Hamish setting and baiting a cat trap while opening up one of our trap lines in the Southern covenant on the SW corner of Chatham Island. This trap line is about 16km long and has about 115 trap sets on it, alternating between baited and double walk-through sets. It joins our other trap lines currently operating a further 200 trap sets over another 20km targeting feral cats as part of WMIL's work for the Chatham Island Taiko Trust undertaking the full management of the Chatham Island Taiko. ... See moreSee less

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Amazing news! One of this year's transferred Chatham Albatross chicks was photographed off Valpariso, Chile on Saturday. Huge thanks to Fernando Diaz Segovia for letting us know & Matias Garrido for taking such a great photo! Its fantastic to know the transferred chicks can cross the Pacific to spend the winter off South America even though it will still be a few years before birds from the first year return to the Chathams There's some very happy people in Taiko Camp at the moment!

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WIML field assistant Dan Burgin checking a burrow on Lady Alice, and weighing a chick.
The main aim; Developing study burrows with birds on eggs.
Here is an egg in a nest we have just put a study hatch into, the opening will be covered with a tight fitting rock.
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Wildlife Management International added 3 new photos.

Biz and her volunteer team are up on Aotea/Great Barrier Island monitoring black petrels. After a slow start to the breeding season, adults are now returning to their burrows to lay an egg. There are now over 100 study burrows with eggs. At least another 100 study burrows have been visited by non-breeding birds or males waiting for the females to return as well.
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