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Taranaki Mounga Project

Taranaki Mounga Project

Taranaki Mounga Project

Taranaki Mounga Project Ltd

A unique partnership between corporate, government, iwi and the local community is working to restore the ecological vitality of Taranaki Mounga.

The project, under the partnership of the Taranaki iwi, Department of Conservation and the NEXT Foundation, began in April 2016 with the aim of restoring the ecological resilience of the mountain and inspiring other communities to do the same.

The focus is on securing the Mounga against animal and weed pests, including eradicating goats, restoring lost species and strengthening existing populations of threatened species, creating a halo, and building community support, education and health.

The initial phase has involved many hui formalising agreements and funding, developing a logo and vision, sharing history, forging relationships and developing communication and advocacy.

One innovative collaboration has featured a youth mental health pilot project providing meaningful opportunities for young people to interact with the natural environment and get involved in restoration work.

Additional work has involved pioneering techniques to remove predators, installing an extensive network of self-resetting traps over 1000 hectares as well as applying 1080 over 1600 hectares, eradicating all possums and reducing rats very significantly.

  • Date: 30 May, 2017
  • Category: Partners
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