The Brook Sanctuary's Defence Fund
- $32,325.00 donated
- 275 generous donors
Support the Sanctuary’s legal defence and secure the pest-free future of the Brook Sanctuary.
The-Brook-Valley-Community-Group has launched legal action against the Ministry for the Environment and the Brook Waimararma Sanctuary Trust, putting the success of our pest removal operation in jeopardy.
This last minute legal action is a costly distraction and a risk to our success. We have prepared for a carefully managed pest removal operation, engaging the foremost expertise in the country. We have worked with DOC to remove weka from inside the fence for safety, and an independent fence inspector has signed off the fence as pest-proof…. We are ready to go!
Thanks to our amazing volunteers and staff, our funders who have helped us raise $5m to date, our 1700 fencepost sponsors, the incredibly supportive wider Nelson community and our global sanctuary family, we really are so close to bringing exciting wildlife back to Nelson!
We are almost there!
Once the pest removal operation is completed, the Sanctuary will be the largest pest-free site on the South Island and the second largest in New Zealand. You will begin to see more - and rarer - native birds, within the sanctuary and in your back gardens, filling Nelson with birdsong.
For this to happen, total pest removal is essential. A delay to the operation puts the project at risk.
The funds will be used to support our legal defence. We are so close to achieving a pest-free sanctuary, protecting native wildlife for future generations to come…
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As a grassroots community organisation, legally defending our plans will be a major unbudgeted financial burden. We are seeking financial support from you to help fund our legal defence. Once this legal action has been put to bed, we can continue to focus on protecting and restoring wildlife. We will not lose sight of our colorful and exciting vision for this community.
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