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Friends of Flora

Year Started: 
2001
Contact Person: 
Peter Adams
E-mail address: 
Address: 
PO Box 317
Motueka 7143
New Zealand

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.

The objective of the society is to bring back a healthy eco-system to this area, by implementing, in partnership with the Department of Conservation, a conservation strategy to bring about the protection and/or return of endangered and threatened flora and fauna to the Flora Stream catchment area in Kahurangi National Park (Mt Arthur Tablelands/Flora/Deep Creek area). This will enhance the experience for all visitors to this popular area, resulting in wider community appreciation and use of the Park.

Introduced predators such as stoats and rats are destroying our native fauna.

Without human intervention, our native bird population will continue to decline, and more will become extinct. This is certainly true in the Flora.

Friends of Flora and the Department of Conservation maintain a collaborative management partnership, sharing resources and expertise for the on-going successful management of Flora Stream. The Department welcomes and supports the vision and initiative of the Friends of Flora group, and is committed to working with this group to achieve their principal aim of returning the Flora Stream to a place of birdsong.

Sponsors: 
NZ Lotteries Commission, Rata Foundation, Kiwis for Kiwi, DOC,Jasmine Social Developments,Bush and Beyond Guided Walks,Cobb Mitigation Fund,The Resurrgence Luxury Eco Lodge,Reid Helicopters Nelson,We Do Websites,WWF and Tindall Foundation,Birdlife International CCF,Ewing Poultryt Ltd, PICs Peanut Butter