The Boyle Village Conservation Group

The Boyle Village Conservation Group in Canterbury received $3,167.50 to buy pest traps to help complete an important phase in its Bring Back the Birds campaign.

The grant will cover the purchase and installation of 21 new stoat, rat and possum traps in an effort to encourage native birdlife to return to the area on a remote part of State Highway 7 on the way to Lewis Pass.

Wildlife in the area is already flourishing since the campaign started in 2015 but the grant will allow them to control a larger area.