Biodiversity programmes focused within the Makarora catchment
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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.
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.
Our vision is to bring back the birdsong to the Routeburn and Dart Valleys by creating an inland sanctuary in them. We aim to establish opportunities for business and the public to contribute to funding and implementing biodiversity gains and appreciation in these valleys. We currently focus on the yellowed (mohua), rock wren (piwauwau) and are exploring options for blue duck (whio), kiwi and kaka.
Members One patron (Helen Clark - former PM NZ), 9 trustees, 2 ex-offico trustees from DOC and a part-time exec officer
Wild for Taranaki is the identity of the Taranaki Biodiversity Trust. The Taranaki Biodiversity Trust was established in 2015 by 19 groups and organisations involved in the protection of native plants, animals and ecosystems in Taranaki. The Trust's goals are to: Raise the profile of biodiversity in our community. Support the work already being done by individuals, community groups and organisations. Engage with all groups with an interest in protecting the environment of Taranaki. Encourage people to get involved. Foster collaboration. Develop new projects.
The Desert Road stretch of SH 1 running through the Central Plateau provides expansive vistas of three spectacular mountains as well as a unique mix of tussock and forest making the drive a truly memorable experience.
Sadly the view and even worse, the integrity of the fragile ecosystem, that attracts trampers, hunters and photographers is being threatened by the increase and spread of invasive exotic plants. The yellow peril of gorse, lupin, and broom are on the way to reaching a critical mass that will permanently modify this landscape.
To Control and eliminate wilding pines in the upper Waimakariri/Castle Hill Basins.
Threats to indigenous sub alpine hear fields and grasslands and indigenous invertebrates.
ECan and DOC experts involved.
On-going funding to complete initial control and on-going mopping up.
NZ GIS In Conservation (GiC) is a registered charitable organisation set up to foster and support the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) by volunteer conservation groups throughout New Zealand.
The purposes of GiC are to:
The Taranaki Conservationists is a community group which enables Taranaki locals to support
conservation activities through a social and fun approach. We collaborate with local community
groups to promote their cause help organise events, and attract volunteers through our growing
email list and social media presence.
Conservation partnerships are the way of the future, and the Taranaki Conservationists have been
working as a key partner and supporting many Taranaki conservation groups over the last 3 years.