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Meet Joe Carson (and Tai the Dog)


DOC Biodiversity Ranger and Conservation Dog.

Job description: 

Aiding the recovery of endangered native wildlife. Whio surveying on Mt Taranaki which involves walking up river systems to monitor birds. Tai finds then indicates whio.

Work background: 

Started in 2002 as a Trainee Ranger with DOC Taranaki.

Favourite part of job: 

Working with Tai, experiencing beautiful places and seeing the whio population booming on the Mounga.

Least favourite part of job: 

Writing up the field notes in the office.

What I am working on now: 

Powelliphanta snails project on the mounga.

Joe and Tai. Image: LEARNZ.