Uncovering Biodiversity at a 1080 Drop Zone

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One of the first mini-documentary premiers exclusive to thisquality ORIGINALS showcases Ex Outdoors Party members representing and pushing for a change by going to a drop zone to check on the insect life, soil quality, and density of birdlife.

The 1080 drop operation scheduled for late winter is run by both OSPRI at OSPRI’s Northern Tararua Operational Boundary & DOC (Department of Conservation) at DOC’s Tiakina Ngā Manu – Project Kākā Operational Boundary.

Source: Michael Kay

The episode released on Wednesday, 24 June featuring Ex NZ Outdoors Party Otaki Candidate Michael Kay & Ex NZ Outdoors Party Board Member Mike ILES driving to the drop zone, arriving at a padlocked gate further blocking the gravel road leading to the Tararua Holiday Park.

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Michael Kay inspects the soil quality in four different areas at Project Kākā’s Operational Boundary zone, the soil quality looks light brown at two different spots showing no bounce of life and also at a third spot, only to find one Worm at the fourth spot, the grass was a lot greener & dirt was a lot richer compared to the third spot.

Source: Mike ILES

Birds depend on Bio-diverse life in the wild and if there’s no food to feed off of, they also won’t return to an unreliable food source. Mike ILES on hearing minimal birds after an hour of walking in the bush was concerned for the bio-diversity lacking in the area.

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