Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

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Please help the hihi, help the kiwi, help the community at Rotokare Scenic Reserve.

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While Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust's mission is to achieve ecological restoration at Rotokare Scenic Reserve. The reserve is Taranaki’s only fenced sanctuary, providing an ideal habitat for species to be returned to the region. The lake, wetland and pristine native forest are proving ideal for the vulnerable species that have been translocated here. Hihi, tieke, pāteke, titipounamu have all introduced in recent years. Check out our video to learn more about the Trust's work here.

Rotokare Scenic Reserve also has a foundation population of North Island Brown kiwi that are successfully breeding. This population will form the basis of kiwi destined to repopulate other locations in the region that can achieve necessary pest-control.

The reserve is free and open to the community 24/7 (reduced hours currently under Alert Level two restrictions).

Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust family (volunteers, community supporters, staff & trustees) is doing everything it can to ensure the survival of vulnerable native species, including hihi, tieke, pāteke, North Island brown kiwi, and 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.

Your support is critical to our efforts to ensure ecological restoration and species survival.

Thank you in advance for your help. Every dollar will go towards predator control and species monitoring at Rotokare Scenic Reserve, directly benefiting wildlife and our community.

More 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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Latest update

Update 28 May 2020  28 May 2020

Posted by: Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust

Thank you so much for your support so far.

The sanctuary is open for our community from 8;30 - 5;30 under Alert Level 2.

Our staff and volunteers are currently working on a complex kiwi translocation project with our partners Taranaki Kiwi Trust. Expect more updates here over the next few weeks.

Your support directly contributes to successful ecological restoration outcomes such as this.

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