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Forest and Bird- Waitaki Branch

The Waitaki Branch of Forest and Bird has a number of active programmes including growing native plants, planting native plants at Fenwick Park and Cape Wanbrow, organising beach clean ups, organising field trips to local sites of interest and inviting guest speakers along to talk about the environment and conservation. We have around 80 members.

Little Bay Watch

To bring back bird song into Little Bay and re-connect land people and well being through a predator free future

Activities: Weed control pest control

Parties involved: Land owners, iwi, Good Nature and Predator Free NZ

Friends of Flora

Founded in January 2001, Friends of Flora (FoF) is a community group that believes our native fauna must be preserved for future generations, and it is our responsibility to make it happen here and now.

Kuaotunu Environment Action: Predator Control

Formally established in 2008, Kuaotunu Environmental Action was set up in by Iwi representatives and landowners as part of an ongoing effort to eradicate stoats and manage predator control that began in the 1990s to save Kiwi and to support the Kuaotunu Kiwi Sanctuary, now known as Project Kiwi.

In 2017 KEA was given a real boost with support from Waikato Regional Council to upgrade, rehabilitate and extend the Predator Control Buffer Zone between Wharekaho and Kuaotunu. In  August 2017 consent to trap is being completed for 1000ha.

Southland Ecological Restoration Network

Southland Ecological Restoration Network (SERN) is a network of Southland people “bringing back the natives”. The aim is to promote the restoration of native ecological sites in Southland. Our website features a number of local restoration projects, with contact information and photos for each project. There is also at least one field day a year to bring people involved in restoration together, to encourage and share knowledge and also celebrate all the good work going on around Southland.

Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

The Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust checks a network of predator traps in the southern part of the Abel Tasman National Park twice a month. We have opportunities for those looking for a low impact outing through to those looking for a challenge. We are also involved in several habitat restoration projects. Please get in contact to find out more details about the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust and our volunteer opportunities.


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