- $1,260,079.00 pledged
- $1,250,000.00 target
- 339 generous backers
Help save a large part of significant wetland and native bush and preserve an important piece of Aotearoa's environment.
Over 90% of New Zealand's wetlands have been drained or filled in. We need your support in raising $1.25m to ensure that the 37 hectare Matuku Link is allowed to survive and prosper in the hands of the Kiwi public.
This beautiful piece of land represents the last large forested block in Auckland's Bethell's valley and is home to many rare wetland species.
With your help, we can ensure that local flora and fauna will remain protected, as well as allowing access for students, tourists and nature lovers.
$300,000 has already been pledged by the Nature Heritage Fund, with a further $450,000 by the Native Forest Restoration Trust. The remaining $1.25m needs to be raised before the land will go to market on October 27th.
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The Matuku Link Trust has been set up by the founders of Ark in the Park and the Native Forest Restoration Trust. Led by Dr John Sumich and trustees Geoff Davidson, John Staniland and Chad Wilkie, we are working towards saving this vital piece of New Zealand land. We are also delighted to have Sir Bob Harvey as our patron.
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