MWH New Zealand has for a number of years donated funds to support a range of conservation projects. As part of its Bringing Back Birds project, it committed $15,000 to the National Trust to sponsor initiatives throughout the country that protect our native birds and plants.
Our Bringing Back Birds sponsorship projects:
Whangarei Maungatapere Mountain – Kukupa Central Signage. Four National Trust covenants on this mountain protect habitat of kukupa (woodpigeon, kereru). To help increase awareness, the project will produce interpretive signs to place on public walking tracks.
Waikato Rangitoto Station Reserve Predator Control.
Protected by a National Trust covenant since 1991, this 427 ha forest near Otorohanga is home to a range of birds including falcons, kaka and fernbirds. This project will help to establish and maintain a pest control network.
Hawke’s Bay Heretaunga Covenants Predator Control. Two wetlands and a forest remnant protected by three National Trust covenants are habitat for bitterns and spotless crakes as well as tui, bellbirds and kereru. The project will assist with a mustelid and feral cat control programme.
Kapiti Coast Te Harakiki Revegetation. There has already been extensive weed and pest control at this 44 ha wetland covenant near Waikanae. Home to New Zealand dabchicks, bitterns, spotless crakes and fernbirds, the project will revegetate the wetland with native plants.
Christchurch More Yellow-Eyes in Red Bay. A 24 ha National Trust covenant protects the coastal habitat of the yellow-eyed penguin or hoiho at Red Bay on Banks Peninsula. The project will help to target pests including stoats, ferrets, weasels, feral cats and hedgehogs.
Manapouri Redcliff Wetland Predator Control. With a diverse range of birds including fernbirds, falcons, marsh crakes and New Zealand scaup, this 109 ha covenant is of high ecological value. This project will assist with controlling stoats, ferrets and hedgehogs.
MWH specialises in planning, designing, building and managing infrastructure and natural resource projects with the purpose of “building a better world”. For more about Bringing Back Birds visit www.mwhsponsorships.co.nz