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Help Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust, help kiwi, help hihi.

$633 donated
Given by 13 generous donors in 7 weeks

We can ride-out a crisis, and make sacrifices with a longer-term view, but our vulnerable native wildlife cannot wait.

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Our country is facing a challenge and the impacts of Covid-19 will be with us for some time. As the economic impacts become clearer it will certainly cause major risk to many charities. Our greatest challenge will be financially maintaining and sustaining our programmes over the mid to longer term.

We can ride-out a crisis, and make sacrifices with a longer-term view, but our vulnerable native wildlife cannot wait.

While Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust is doing everything it can to ensure the survival of vulnerable native species, including hihi, tieke, pāteke, North Island brown kiwi, we need your help to make our efforts go even further. The ability to continue our work for the community and our precious wildlife always relies on generous support from the community, now more so than ever.

You can help ensure that these species will still be here in New Zealand in the future. Your support is crucial to our efforts to ensure ecological restoration and survival.

About us

We are a community-led, award winning, conservation-based charitable trust in Taranaki. As kaitiake our mission is to achieve the highest level of restoration, protection, and enhancement of Rotokare's indigenous ecosystem.

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Every dollar supports ecological restoration and vulnerable species monitoring and protection.

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Kiwi update  1 July 2020

Posted by: Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

We are thrilled with the recent milestone success of our kiwi project.

Since 1 June Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust and our partners Taranaki Kiwi Trust have translocated 25 kiwi from the Rotokare ecosancturay to other predator- trapped locations. One in eastern Taranaki and the other at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.

These kiwi have grown up at the Rotokare Sanctuary, which has an estimated population of over 180 kiwi. They will now supplement existing kiwi populations and add new genetics.

Kiwi were first brought to Rotokare ecosanctuary in 2010. The idea was to grow a genetically diverse kiwi population in an environment free from introduced predators. The aim of the project has always been to provide kiwi for other areas, thus assisting ecological restoration efforts of other groups.

Growing the kiwi population at Rotokare Scenic Reserve requires constant vigilance on the part of volunteers and staff. The ecosantuary itself must be maintained - especially the predator-proof fence and surrounding land. (The Halo protection across 1000's ha outside the fence).

Your donation to Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust helps to keep the ecosanctuary running and protects the vulnerable wild species here.

Thank you for your support, so that future generations can experience these species for themselves.

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Guest Donor on 20 Jun 2020
Robyn on 18 Jun 2020
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Guest Donor on 05 Jun 2020
I love visiting and appreciate the hard work required to maintain the reserve, thanks so much.
Erin on 31 May 2020
Carla on 29 May 2020
Amazing place! Thank you for all your hard work for the beautiful birds.

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