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.
Matuku Link Trust's involvement (page creator)
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.
The Matuku Link Trust has been set up by the founders of Ark in the Park and the Native Forest Restoration Trust to fundraise for a 30 hectare property in Bethells, West Auckland: Matuku Link.
Matuku Link will be closing the gap: linking untouched kauri forest, a river valley, wetlands and the sea - between the safe haven of Ark in the Park with kokako, whitehead and robins, and Matuku Reserve with pateke, spotless crake and fernbirds.
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Matuku Link has become a Charitable Trust, so your donations are tax deductible!
Givealittle will shortly be re-issuing a new receipt for your original donation. The new receipt will have tax deduction status.
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Thank you once again for your donation, the Matuku Link team.
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This page was created on 19 Aug 2016 and closed on 27 Oct 2016.