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.

Wildlife Management International

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If you encounter black-billed gulls on your NZ ventures, then don't forget to try and see if they have bands on them - if you send us details of the band colour and number it provides valuable information, especially in helping us track their movements!

This individual (Yellow A71) has been a regular on Picton foreshore for the past 6 years!
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Some of us have been carrying out passerine banding over the winter, with a real highlight being a recent Sacred Kingfisher/Kōtare capture!
Banding provides the best way to calculate survival rates of individuals and is therefore a huge part of bird conservation.
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Sam, Baylee and Hamish are currently helping with the Miramar Peninsula trapping effort as part of the Predator Free Wellington City Project. They are getting to some awesome pieces of coastline when installing traps/bait, whilst working hard towards the project's focus of eradicating rats and mustelids from Miramar Peninsula. ... See moreSee less

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We've just got back from Molesworth opening up our predator trapping grids again for the upcoming season. These will help knock down introduced mammalian predator numbers before the black-fronted terns return to breed there in October! ... See moreSee less

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The Pine Cay Save the Iguana Project team has been very busy in preparation for the rat eradication phase having sorted through the 3,770 bait stations previously made by the 2017 team, making the additional 1,800 stations required and spending two weeks establishing the bait station grid.
The team has now commenced baiting for the alien invasive black rats (Rattus rattus) on 20th June with a total of 5,709 bait stations (tubes and Protecta™ boxes) across the 12 project islands in place.
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