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Protecting an Endangered Species Haven

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Given by 1 generous donor in around 11 months

Help us protect Aotearoa | New Zealand's iconic and endangered species by maintaining a safe haven for them to flourish at Mahakirau.


Located on the crest of the Coromandel ranges, in an area categorised as having ‘Outstanding Wildlife Value’ and rated 'Internationally Significant' by IUCN, the Mahakirau Sanctuary project is a great example of community initiative helping to build identity for our future generations through a love and understanding of Aotearoa | New Zealand’s biodiversity

by connecting our tamariki | children to the natural world

by advocating for the protection of our most endangered living taonga | treasures

by bringing communities together through tiaki taiao | environmental protection

by creating a place where academic research can work along aside education to expand our understanding of our national biodiversity

and by, most importantly, ensuring our endemic wildlife has a safe haven to thrive.

After 20 years of intense community led conservation, the Mahakirau Forest is a recognised mainland sanctuary that provides a protected home for some of Aotearoa’s rarest and most endangered species, including the Archey's and Hochstetter's frogs, the uniquely Coromandel Northern Striped gecko, kiwi, kaka, falcon, fernbird and the increasingly rare Forest Ringlet butterfly - claimed to be on the brink of extinction [featured image].

All donations are gratefully received | you will be emailed a certificate of appreciation.

Donations of $250+ | win a frog naming right [plus digital photo].

Donations of $500+ | win a gecko naming right [plus digital photo].

Donations over $1500 win a nocturnal wildlife tour [for two], and not only create a memory of a lifetime but the right to take as many photographs as you wish! :))

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Use of funds

Border Control | Your generous donation will aid us in sustaining our buffer trap lines and ensure the endangered species within our project continue to breed uninterrupted!

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SaRo on 21 Dec 2020
Merry 🎄 Christmas, Mahakirau

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