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Ark in the Park

Ark in the Park is a volunteer based collaborative project between Forest and Bird and Auckland Council.
We are an unfenced sanctuary currently covering 2100ha. Our main activities are predator control via a grid of bait stations and traps and reintroduction of native species no longer found in the Ranges. So far these include North Island Robin, Whitehead and Kokako.

Polhill Protectors

In 70ha of scruffy regenerating gullies bordered by the suburbs of Brooklyn, Highbury and Aro Valley, something extraordinary is happening.

For the first time in a century rare birds like kākā and tīeke/saddleback are living together with people in Wellington. The return of Aotearoa’s avian originals into this sweet slice of the Town Belt is courtesy of spillover from the Zealandia Ecosanctuary (ka pai). 

Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary is a mainland island situated between Picton harbour and Shakespeare Bay in the Marlborough Sounds.  It is a community led project which aims to enrich the community through restoration and guardianship, where native flora and fauna will flourish in a predator free environment.  

Puketotara Landcare Group

Puketotara Landare Group is a community pest control area in the Bay of Islands between Kerikeri and Puketi Forest. We have an integrated pest management strategy for kiwi and native species protection, weed control, fencing waterways and vegetation replanting. We partner with Northland Regional Council, NZ Kiwi Foundation and Kiwis for Kiwi.

Taniko Walkway, Omaha Beach Committee

Community group focused on the long term restoration, protection and enhancement of the Auckland regions last remaining Kahikatea forest, located on the Omaha Sand spit. Our goal is to extend the forest to the public walkways, as well as create a 4km public access walkway through the forest. While our group has strong individual skills, it is a project that will require significant fundraising, and collective desire by the local community to complete the project.

Ngaio School NestEgg

To restore the school arboretum area to a rich forest environment featuring native tree giants open for natural play and learning for Ngaio children for generations to come. To create an area in the gully that has a high quality habitat for native species, a specialised learning zone for children and an inspiration for our community.

Waituna Group

The preservation and restoration of the natural environment in the Southern Waitakere Ranges and in particular the bush environment surrounding the Waituna catchment. In particular we have a remit to restore the Waituna park reserve, which was established as the result of our actions.


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