The Ruahine Whio Protectors Trust (RWP) is a collective of community / volunteer groups focused on helping the survival of Whio (blue duck) by carrying out predator control via trap networks.
We contribute to managing Whio in the Ruahine Ranges by:
We established the RWP to
We work with the Department of Conservation (DOC), and other groups and individuals to help achieve our goals. We have developed a Whio Management Plan to desribe our foci and activities - links to sections of this plan are included on this page.
We are very interested in establishing and maintaining connections with other groups who would like expand and maintain the trapping network.
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Our vision is to become the largest open sanctuary in New Zealand-a remote coastal landscape where people live, work and holiday; wetlands and forests are regenerating; the bird-song is deafening; and treasured species like kiwi, pateke, bellbird, whitehead thrive.Moehau Environment Group is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the natural environment of the Northern Coromandel. So far, our work has contributed to the return of the North Island Robin to the Peninsula. Kokako may be next.
a) To work for the protection of the natural environment of the Northern Coromandel Peninsula, and in particular the well being of the lands, the waters, and the plant, animal and human populations of the area.
b) To engage in education on environmental and related issues, particularly but not exclusively those issues concerning the Northern Coromandel Peninsula.
c) To support careful planning for the well being of the lands, the waters, and the plant, animal and human populations of this area.
d) To engage in projects for natural habitat enhancement, pest control and any other activities to further these objects; and
e) To educate; empower and enable members and non-members alike to protect and enhance their natural environment for its own sake and for the health, well being and happiness of all who reside in it.
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For more about what we do, visit Our Projects