Moehau Environmental Group
Moehau Environment Group
Moehau Environment Group is a volunteer organization helping to restore and protect the natural environment on the Coromandel to work for the reintroduction and recovery of endangered species. The group’s vision is to be the largest open sanctuary in New Zealand, a remote landscape where people live, learn, work and holiday. Wetlands, forest and coastal habitats are regenerating, the bird song is deafening and treasured species thrive.
They undertake coordinated intensive predator control, with habitat restoration projects covering over 13,000 hectares, primarily on private land. This has allowed for the recovery of many endangered species in the Northern Coromandel including dramatic turnarounds for kiwi, fern birds, Bittern, Kaka, and Spotless crake. Their hard work has allowed for the successful reintroduction of the North Island robin and pateke (brown teal), with both species now successfully breeding in the area. Moehau Environment Group now has over 100 members, mostly locals, landowners and others keen to see the area once again alive with the sounds and sights of indigenous fauna.
For more info or to support this group visit www.meg.org.nz/
Moehau Environment Group Summer Programme
Kiwi Encounters, nocturnal walks, Junior Rangers at popular campgrounds, Kiwi Avoidance Training for dogs and a Family Fun Run. In 2016 we are offering day trips to Cuvier Island. A rare chance to explore this usually off-limits predator free island, observe resident endangered species and learn about the island’s fascinating history. Numbers are limited so book quick to reserve a spot.
The programme has been running for over fourteen years and all funds raised help kiwi on the Coromandel.
Discover Coromandel’s natural treasures and be guided by local volunteers keen to share their passion and knowledge.
To find out what’s on, look out for our Programme booklet, out in December.
You can download it from www.meg.org.nz/summer-programme or pick one up from the Coromandel Information Centre. Bookings are essential. To book phone (07) 8666903.