Stoat Trap Sponsorship

HELPING OUR NATIVE BIRDS

STOAT TRAP SPONSORSHIP

If you or your organisation are keen to sponsor a Stoat trap or ten please fill in the form below and we’ll get the ball rolling.

Price per trap / year: $100.00

Please Note: There is a 2.95% fee for credit card payments.

 

What are stoats?

The stoat is a member of the mustelid family, along with weasels and ferrets. It was introduced to New Zealand late last century to control rabbits and hares.

Stoats and weasels are similar in colour and general appearance, but stoats are larger, have longer tails and a straight line where the brown fur on their backs meets the white belly fur. Ferrets are much larger and more stocky than stoats, generally lighter coloured, and have a dark ‘mask’ on their face.

Why are stoats a problem?

The introduction of stoats is commonly regarded as one of the worst mistakes ever made by European colonists in New Zealand. Stoats are now by far the most common of the mustelids and are widespread in forest and on farmland. Our birds have spent along time learning and transforming into flightless birds that nest on the ground or in defenceless tree nests.

These introduced pets are a efficient killing machine leaving our birds with no chance. Trapping is a way to help the plight of our bird life.  We at Wairaurahiri Jet are very passionate about the area and the creatures that live within it and are encourage by the bird song returning.