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Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust

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Pete Shaw
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Work is undertaken on three properties in inland Hawke’s Bay (Pohokura, Maungataniwha Native Forest and Maungataniwha Pine Forest) and one in Fiordland (Lake McKerrow).
New Zealand

The Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust is a registered, charitable Trust established to help restore threatened species of native New Zealand fauna and flora, and to rejuvenate the ngahere mauri (forest lifeforce) in several North Island native forests.

Predator control, plant propagation and species recovery are all part of its remit and comprise the bulk of its activity. Flagship projects include the Maungataniwha Kiwi Project, fast carving out a name for itself as one of the most prolific and successful kiwi conservation initiatives in the country; a Kakabeak propagation and recovery initiative; and the largest pine-to-native-forest regeneration programme yet undertaken in New Zealand.

Other projects involve establishing secure breeding grounds for endangered species and helping to re-establish viable populations of plants and animals threatened with extinction.

It operates under its own auspices, with partners in and collaboration initiatives involving the public and private sectors, to devise new and effective ways to help boost this country’s conservation effort.

Patron: Rachel Hunter

Tasti Products Ltd; The Department of Conservation; Kiwi Encounter; Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment; Hawke’s Bay Regional Council; Animal Health Board.
Cape Sanctuary, Lincoln University

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