Conservation Restoration Services

Restoration and translocation plans are most effective when they provide a clear achievable long-term vision which is attained through a series of short-term goals over a practical timeframe.

This is the approach we take in writing plans as it is an effective and sensible use of scarce conservation dollars. We also encourage restoration groups to see beyond their own immediate goals and to put their particular project in the context of regional, national and even international conservation objectives.

Ecological monitoring is crucial for measuring the success of restoration activities and translocation outcomes and we encourage all restoration groups to undertake these activities themselves. Some of the technical aspects, including bird population and post-release monitoring, mist netting, banding and nest monitoring require specialist skills. Therefore, we can provide training and workshops in these areas.   

Our clients have included the New Zealand Department of Conservation, the Auckland Council, the Auckland Zoo, the former Auckland Regional and Auckland City Councils, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, the Zoological Society of London and 18 community based conservation groups. We can provide references on request.   


Management plans and reports 2002-present

  • Parker, K.A., Parker, G.C., Barr, B.P. 2015. Bream Head Reintroduction Plan. Report to the Bream Head Conservation Trust.
  • Parker, K.A. 2015. Mataia Reintroduction Plan. Report to the managers of the Mataia Restoration Project.
  • Parker, K.A. 2014. Pukenui Forest Reintroduction Plan. Report to the Pukenui/Western Hills Forest Charitable Trust.
  • Parker, K.A. 2014. Translocation options for the Wairakei Golf Course. Report to the management of the Wairakei Golf Course.
  • Parker, K.A. 2013. Management of bird populations on Tiritiri Matangi 2011-2021: Management Plan for Tiritiri Matangi. Internal report to the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi Inc.
  • Parker G.C. 2013. An assessment of seabird by-catch in Falkland Island trawl fisheries: July 2011 to June 2012. Falkland Islands Government, Stanley.
  • Parker, K.A.  2013. A restoration plan for the Tamahunga Forest 2014-2018. Prepared for the Tamahunga Trappers Incorporated.
  • Lee, J., Black, A., Parker, G. and Rexer-Huber, K. (2013) Report on mortality of non-target species following year 1 of Phase 2 of the South Georgia rodent eradication. Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Stanley.
  • Powlesland, R, Parker, K. 2013. Best practise techniques for the translocation of whiteheads (popokatea, Mohoua albicilla). New Zealand Department of Conservation.
  • Rexer-Huber, K. (2013) Contributing to prioritisation of invasive vertebrate eradications. Falklands Conservation, Stanley.
  • Collen, R., Armstrong, D., Cromarty, P., Empson, R., Jamieson, I., McArthur, N., Parker, K., Parlato, E., Powlesland, R., Ward-Smith, T. 2013. Best practise techniques for the translocation of North Island robins (Petroica longipes), South Island robins (P. australis) and Stewart Island robins (P. rakiura). New Zealand Department of Conservation.
  • Rexer-Huber, K. (2013) Progress report on the Falkland Islands Biodiversity Database v 7. Falklands Conservation, Stanley.
  • Rexer-Huber, K., Parker, G.C., Reeves, M., Stanworth, A. and Cuthbert, R.J. (2012) Baiting trials, winter biology and non-target species: house mice on Steeple Jason August–September 2012. RSPB Research Report No. 51. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, UK. ISBN 978-1-905601-42-4.
  • Cuthbert, R. J., Black, A., Rexer-Huber, K., Parker, G. and Sommer, E. (2012) Field trials for the eradication of House Mice from South Georgia. RSPB Research Report No. 48 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, UK. ISBN 978-1-905601-35-6.
  • Parker GC 2012. An assessment of seabird bycatch in Falkland Island trawl fisheries: July 2010 to June 2011. Falkland Islands Government, Stanley.
  • Rexer-Huber, K., Parker, G. C. and Black, A. (2012) Rat monitoring on the Greene Peninsula: pre-winter wax tag checks. Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Stanley.
  • Black, A., Poncet, S., Wolfaardt, A., Peters, D., Hart, T., Wolfaardt, L., Tasker, M. and Rexer-Huber, K. (2012) Rodent eradication on South Georgia – preparation and evaluation: a summary report of activities during the 2011/2012 field season. Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Stanley.
  • Poncet, S., Passfield, K., Rexer-Huber, K. (2012) Burrowing petrel surveys: Top and Bottom Islands and Tussac Point in Port William and Sophie and Amy Islands in Port Pleasant. Beaver Island LandCare, Stanley.
  • Rexer-Huber, K. and Parker, G. C. (2011) Captive husbandry of the Gough Island bunting and moorhen. RSPB Research Report 42. Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Sandy, UK.
  • Parker, K.A. 2010. A report on a North Island fernbird (Bowdleria punctata vealeae) survey on Traherne Island 28-29 September 2010. Internal Report to the New Zealand Transit Authority.
  • Parker, K.A., 2008. Avian translocation options for the Rotokare Scenic Reserve. Internal Report to the Rotokare Scenic Reserve, Taranaki, New Zealand.
  • Rayner, M.J., Parker, K.A. 2007. Cook’s petrel population survey, Codfish Island 2007.  Internal report to the Department of Conservation, New Zealand.
  • Lovegrove, T., Parker, K., Nieuwland, A. 2007.  Disease surveillance of North Island robins on Tiritiri Matangi Island and at Wenderholm, Waiwera and Puhoi, 2006-2007. Internal report from the Auckland Regional Council to the Department of Conservation, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K.A. 2007. Report on a wetland bird survey, Awhitu Regional Park, June 2007.  Internal report to Southern Parks, Auckland Regional Council, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K.A., 2006. A report on post release monitoring of a translocated population of saddleback or tieke (Philesturnus carunculatus rufusater) on Motuihe Island August 2005 - August 2006. Internal report to the Motuihe Restoration Project, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K.; Thorogood, R. 2004. Interim report on the presence and distribution of fernbird (Bowdleria punctata vealeae) within the motorway designation, RAP21, Orewa. Internal report for the Northern Gateway Alliance, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K. 2004. Report on a North Island fernbird (Bowdleria punctata vealeae) survey, Tawharanui Regional Park, July 2004. Internal report to the Heritage Department, Auckland Regional Council, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K.  2003. Report on a wetland bird survey, Awhitu Regional Park, January 2003.  Internal report for the Heritage Department, Auckland Regional Council, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K. 2003. Report on a whitehead or popokatea (Mohoua albicilla) survey on Tiritiri Matangi Island, January 2003. Internal report to the Heritage Department, Auckland Regional Council, New Zealand.
  • Parker, K.A.; Ralph, C.J.; Miller, S.L.;Herrera, P, 2003. A preliminary investigation into avian monitoring data collected as part of the Trinity River Restoration Program, 1990 and 2002. Internal report for the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Redwood Sciences Laboratory, 1700 Bayview Drive, Arcata, California 95521, USA.
  • Parker, K. 2002. A short investigation into causes of winter mortality amongst a translocated population of hihi (Notiomystis cincta) on Tiritiri Matangi. Internal report for the Department of Conservation, New Zealand.