Members of NZDA Taupo, The Central North Island Sika Foundation and Hunters & Habitats meet with the Department of Conservation Taupo on a regular bases and discuss issues that are relevant to all parties involved and also supply volunteers to carry out work such as track clearing and replacing markers, hut maintenance and cleaning up rubbish from popular campsites in remote locations in the Kaimanawa Forest Park.
Recently, we raised the prospect of being involved in a predator control project in the Kaimanawa Forest Park. It was agreed that a good project to start with would be predator control along the Kaipo and Oamaru Rivers, the two main tributaries of the Mohaka River, to protect the struggling Whio populations that are in this area. Learn more about our endangered Whio/Blue Duck here.
For the latest updates on the projects we are involved in, see the links below and our Facebook page.