Bushy Park Sanctuary

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A predator-fenced community-led conservation project protecting a rare example of North Island temperate lowland forest.

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  Manawatu / Whanganui Endangered

Bushy Park Tarapuruhi is a mainland island predator-fenced forest sanctuary protecting one of the few remaining areas of mature North Island lowland forest. The name Tarapuruhi means "place of abundant bird life". Gifted to Forest and Bird in 1962 by the owner G F Moore, today the sanctuary is cared for by the Bushy Park Trust, in partnership with Forest and Bird (*this is a Forest and Bird Project), along with close collaboration with the local iwi Te Kaahui o Rauru and support from Horizons Regional Council and DOC.

This is a long-standing community -led conservation project to protect the forest ecosystem. Pest mammals, except for mice, were removed from the sanctuary in 2005 following the construction of a 4.8km XcluderTM pest fence and an eradication project.

Today the 98-hectare sanctuary is a haven for endangered wildlife, with successful reintroductions of toutouwai (North Island robin), tīeke (saddleback) and hihi (stitchbird).

Massive volunteer support ensures the continued protection and care for the sanctuary.

Donations help support the biodiversity and biodiversity work for the sanctuary and our education programme.


Latest donations

TRACY
TRACY on 20 Oct 2020
Simply wonderful Should be more of these incredible places
$50
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Sep 2020
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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 06 Sep 2020
Part of MTSC group on 26 August but a bit slo off the mark. Enjoyed the day and hope to return soon.
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Ian
Ian on 27 Aug 2020
Enjoyed my visit with the Manawatu Tramping and Skiing Club on Aug 26. Very impressed with the changes made since my last visit before the predator fence was erected.
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Rod
Rod on 27 Aug 2020
Fascinating day in the bush yesterday
$75

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