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Environmental Groups in Marlborough
Conservation Kids NZ
T: 03 573 5544
M: 021 1010 818
Conservation Kids NZ is a popular and well established club and charitable trust based in Picton, New Zealand. Their passionate team of volunteers host a variety of fun events focused on conservation and wildlife education for kids. By uniting NZ youth at these events, they hope to inspire them to become more involved and to discover and achieve their very own conservation goals and dreams.
Picton Dawn Chorus
T: 021 BIRDS12 (021 2473712)
When Captain Cook came to the Queen Charlotte Sound in 1770, his botanist, Joseph Banks, described the dawn chorus he heard in his journal. Sadly, with the introduction of countless pest mammals, many of our forests have fallen silent. Picton Dawn Chorus is an Incorporated Society, set up by a group of passionate Picton residents with the aim of controlling introduced predators in order to restore our native bird life. The Society is committed to using humane and environmentally sensitive methods of predator control.
Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Trust
The Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Trust is a charitable entity incorporated in 2009. It was established to provide guidance and funding for environmental al conservation projects in the Marlborough Sounds.
In 2009 the MSWRT took over governance of the ongoing rehabilitation and conservation projects at Lochmara Lodge in the Queen Charlotte Sounds. The Trust focuses on long term projects for education, recovery, protection and enhancement of the native Marlborough Sounds through community partnership.
Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust
The Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust is on a mission to get rid of wilding pines in the Sounds. Wilding pine seeds are spread by the wind and establish quickly. If nothing is done we will have hills covered with pines instead of native bush. And we will lose the birds that rely on the bush.
To kill the pines, contractors drill and inject herbicide into each tree. The trees gradually die where they stand, allowing native bush to dominate again.
Plastic Bag Free Picton
Reducing Waste by Supporting Re-Usable Biodegradable Shopping Bag Alternatives in the beautiful town of Picton and beyond!
Our aim is to provide education on the crisis in our oceans caused by plastic pollution, to positively promote the plastic bag free Picton cause while encouraging stakeholders and local businesses to participate, and to provide viable cost effective alternatives to single use plastic bags.
Kiwi Conservation Club
- Forest & Bird
Ph: 578 8299
The KCC is for children who are interested in finding out about our cool native animals and birds & getting out amongst them. When children join the club, they receives a fun-filled magazine "Wild Things" every few months, with varied topics like kakapo, wild rivers, dolphins, marine reserves, kiwis, weird wetas and humungous native worms! There's cartoons, games, articles & opportunities for kids to write in and be published.
We also run field trips, like looking at local glow worms, exploring rock pools and rivers looking for creatures, plants & fossils, etc, (with help from wonderful parents!) KCC children can also join in with fun Forest and Bird activites. Conservation is important and we create opportunities for kids to connect with nature.
Forest & Bird
Ph: 573 5509 or Text: 022 072 5803
Our natural world is under threat with introduced pests, climate change and weak environmental protection laws. Together, with people like you who care about our native flora & fauna, we strive to protect our wildlife & its habitat, to ensure a biodiverse future for our children.
Our Marlborough group meet to discuss and organise issues, actions, field trips and we hold interesting evening talks.
We're supported by our Head Office and over 100,000 supporters, plus staff who defend nature at the national level and in our courts.
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary
Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary was created in 2005 to protect and enhance our unique New Zealand wildlife. The Sanctuary is situated at the head of Picton harbour, Queen Charlotte Sound. As it is a 'mainland island sanctuary' that is separated from the mainland by a predator proof fence, the only access for the public is via water. Allow an hour and a half to leisurely walk around the 2.7 km track. You'll have stunning views out to the Sounds, back to Picton and experience forest which in some places has original virgin growth. With no predators, bird watching is often a very magical experience on the Sanctuary.
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