Welcome to the Behavioural Ecology and Conservation Programme
The Programme is composed of researchers from Massey University,
The University of Auckland, EcoQuest Education Foundation, The University
of New Hampshire and the Department of Conservation, together with
the owners of one of the study sites, whose interests are in the
areas of Behavioural Ecology and Conservation.
Our mission is to promote and implement collaborative research involving scientists, landowners and Maori, which leads to the development of wildlife management techniques to support NZ conservation efforts, particularly those related to birds.
Currently our efforts concentrate in work carried out at discrete
island locations in the North Island aimed to help kiwi, hihi and
saddlebacks. However, we aim to expand our projects into mainland
sites such as Maungatautiri. Please visit our section on projects
to learn more.
Wild kiwi pair coming out of their burrow at night
Display of Maori culture on Mokoia Island
Wildlife Health Centre (please click for more information)