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Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust

Year Started: 
1999
Contact Person: 
Judy Gilbert
E-mail address: 
Group Members: 
16
Address: 
429 Rosalie Bay Road, RD 1, Great Barrier Island
New Zealand
Ecosystem: 
The Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust manages a 620 HA Biodiversity focused Sanctuary on south eastern Great Barrier Island. There are 16 participating landowners, including DOC, a field team of six employees and 3 volunteers, 5000 bait or trap stations, and 80+ kms of tracks in the sanctuary area. The Trusts objectives are to sustain and enhance the biodiversity of the area , to return species lost to the island, to create conservation based employment, to protect threatened species, to research best practice in this habitat, and to be a working model of a sanctuary on private land.
Threatened species in the sanctuary area includes: Black petrel, Cooks petrel, pateke, kaka, kereru, Duvaucels gecko, striped skink, chevron skink, paua slugs, and the regionally rare plants pimelea tomentosa and green mistletoe. There have been three translocations of North Island robins to the sanctuary with plans for Hochstetters frogs and rifleman on the drawing board. A red crowned kakariki breed and release programme is also being applied for. The field team undertakes a robust monitoring programme which is shared with other community groups and forms the basis for recording our conservation outcomes.
 
Websites via Sanctuaries of NZ and GBITrust websites

 

Sponsors: 
Great Barrier Airlines, Sealink Ltd, Living Simply, Kelvin Floyd, Scott Macindoe
Affiliates: 
Sanctuaries of NZ, Glenfern Sanctuary, Great Barrier Island Charitable Trust, Auckland Zoo, Auckland Museum, Auckland University

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