ABOUT US

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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    BRAIDED RIVER

    Focused work in these complex ecosystems aimed at providing solutions to protect several endangered birds that rely on these habitats.
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    INVASIVE SPECIES ERADICATION AND CONTROL

    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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    BIRD RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT

    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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    SEABIRD RESEARCH AND TRANSLOCATION

    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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    CHATHAM ISLANDS CONSERVATION

    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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    COMMUNITY DRIVEN CONSERVATION

    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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    ECOLOGICAL SURVEYS, MONITORING AND RESTORATION

    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 PREDATOR CONTROL

    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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    ENDEMIC FROG RESEARCH

    Our team have vast experience with native frog research, monitoring, and management.
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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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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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Our team on Lady Alice were momentarily distracted watching dolphins playing off the shore, this is just one of the many amazing sights in this beautiful place. ... See moreSee less

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Field assistant Paula Harborne setting up cameras on the Wairau River for the monitoring of Black-billed gulls.
Photo provided by Danny Burgin.
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