Monitoring ungulates in steep non-forest habitat: a comparison of faecal pellet and helicopter counts
DM Forsyth, DI MacKenzie, EF Wright
New Zealand Journal of Zoology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2014
This study was funded by the New Zealand Department of Conservation. We thank Mark Mawhinney, Dave Girling, John Gilchrist and Malcom Brennan (DOC) for their assistance in identifying study sites. Alan and Bev Pitts (Mt Gladstone Station) kindly provided access to the Shin site. Bill Stevenson (Upcott Sation) and Steve Satterthwaite (Muller Station) also provided access to northern South Island sites. Doug Maxwell (Doug Maxwell Helicopters) and Matt Gibb (Helicharter Nelson) skilfully piloted the helicopters and kindly shared their local knowledge. Nyree Fea, Charlie Lim, Simon Whitford, Te Whetu Marama 'Mox' Wall and Dave Richie (Bushwork Contracting) conducted the faecal pellet counts and James Barringer (Landcare Research) performed the GIS analyses. We thank David Latham, Paul Moloney, Grant Norbury and two anonymous reviewers for their comments on previous versions of the manuscript.