Kea / Nestor notabilius

Drawings & Mixed Media

Predator control is key in protecting these inquisitive and incredibly intelligent alpine parrots. Now listed as “Nationally Endangered”, time is running out. Island sanctuaries such as Resolution Island in Dusky Sound/ Tamatea, are playing a key role in saving these amazing parrots for future generations.

In the background of this artwork I have used a copy of the map used by the stoat trappers on Resolution Island. The silver marks represent the location of the traps checked and reset on the extensive network of trap lines. There are approximately 2600 traps on Resolution Island alone and another 880 in the Dusky Sound area.