Karioi – Maunga ki te Moana

Restoring biodiversity from mountain to the sea


It’s been an exciting year for the The Karioi – Maunga ki te Moana project – as many hours of hard work from dedicated volunteers has resulted in a significant increase in funding enabling the project to expand from 130 to 2000 hectares over the coming year.

Thanks to a generous grant from NZ Lotteries Grant Board the Karioi project is able to increase its predator trapping network across the entire mountain. This is an important step in restoring the mountain’s biodiversity for forest bird and a small remnant population of seabirds (Oi/Grey-faced petrel) that attempt to breed along the mountains coastline each year.

Since March 2015 the team has cut 30 kilometers of new predator control tracks and we have deployed another 300 stoat traps.


3 Responses to “We’ve cut some new tracks on the mountain!”

  1. Fred Lichtwark

    Whaingaroa Harbourcare Supports the amazing work in restoring the biodiversity of Mt Karioi
    and look forward to hearing Kokarko singing again from the rata trees real soon .
    Thank you all …..


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