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West Coast Penguin Trust

The West Coast Penguin Trust is a charitable trust formed in 2006 by local residents concerned at the decline in blue penguin populations. Its aim is to conserve the West Coast blue penguins, Fiordland crested penguins, Westland petrels and other threatened seabirds, and their habitat.
The Trust studies the threats to the survival of penguins and seabirds and implements practical solutions, including habitat restoration, information for all registered dog owners, roadside fencing and nesting projects.

Cape Sanctuary

Cape Sanctuary is a wildlife restoration project established in 2006 by landowners of the Cape Kidnappers peninsula, Hawke's Bay.

The landowners share a vision extending beyond 50 years to restore the coastal communities of land and sea birds, reptiles and invertebrates that would once have existed on the Cape Kidnappers peninsula. The project aims to achieve nationally significant species conservation gains within a highly modified farming and multi-use landscape including forestry, tourism and recreation.

Waikanae Estuary Care Group Inc

Our project commenced in 2004 through the efforts of a group of locals in 2004, who noticed that the Waikanae Estuary Scientific Reserve had become an exotic weed wasteland, and they wanted to restore it as much as possible to its natural state.

The estuary consists an area of approximately 75 hectares – 65 ha on the south side of the Waikanae River which is managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), and 10 ha on the northern side, managed by Kapiti Coast District Council (KCDC). The group works very closely with DOC, KCDC, and Greater Wellington Regional Council.

Wildland Consultants Wellington office

Friendly ecological consultants with knowledge and experience of terrestrial and aquatic restoration and weed and pest management in a range of habitats. Extensive ecological knowledge within the wider Wellington, Wairarapa,, and Bay of Plenty area. Competative rates for "Friends of" and restoration groups and opportunites for Pro Bono work (e.g. free advice).


Te Motu Kairangi - Miramar Ecological Restoration

The primary goal is to restore the peninsula to a more complete, healthy, living ecosystem, but also to reconnect local people with the natural environment, reintroduce lost flora and boost populations of locally rare or threatened species.

We aim to create a more extensive and diverse coastal forest and to extend this into gardens as well to attract a wider range of native birds and other fauna back to the peninsula.

Members specialist skills: horticulturist, weed management and revegetation consultant.

Nga Uruora Kāpiti Project

Nga Uruora – Kapiti Project Charitable Trust is a community based conservation project with a big work program and an even bigger vision. Set up in 1997 to reverse the drastic decline of coastal forest, we are aiming to create a continuous ribbon of bird-safe native forest running from Mackays Crossing to Pukerua Bay.

Through a unique agreement with KiwiRail and the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust, we look after over 80 hectares of coastal escarpment. We also have access to an area known as Perkins/Middle Run Farm under an agreement with the New Zealand Transport Agency.

Waimeha Lagoon Restoration Group and Waimeha Beach Dune Restoration Group

Waimeha Lagoon Restoration

Started in 1999 the group's aim is the restoration of the lagoon and dune areas to the original flora. Waimeha Lagoon is a highly valued wetland reserve featuring birdlife and rare flora. The Group is eradicating invasive weeds growing throughout the Lagoon and dunes and reestablishing the original flora. Through the efforts of the group parts of the reserve now feature rare and threatened lowland forest and wetland species. 


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