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Stewart Island/ Rakiura Community & Environment Trust

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Contact Person: 
Letitia McRitchie
Phone Number: 
(03) 219 1535
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Group Members: 
Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Island
New Zealand
The Halfmoon Bay Habitat Restoration Project is SIRCET's main project.

The project is about creating an open sanctuary in our extended backyard so that native wildlife can thrive. This pest management project extends from the township of Oban, Halfmoon Bay, out to Ackers Point. Volunteers are the backbone of this project, they are involved in trapping for animal pests, monitoring birds and re-vegetation work. This restoration project will ensure that our grandchildren will not need to visit a museum to see our treasured native birds, insects and lizards, but can live amongst wildlife as their ancestors did.


Community Trust of Southland, Departement of Conservation, WWF-NZ, Honda Tree Fund, Birdlife International, BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust, Southland District Council, Ministry for the Environment
Dancing Star Foundation, Department of Conservation, Ulva Island Charitable Trust, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

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Plants in the ground


Possums killed


Threatened species planted


square metres of weeds controlled

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