Tauranga Branch of Forest and Bird has been active in the Bay of Plenty for over 50 years. The residents here and in the surrounding area are fortunate enough have access to many hectares of native bush, a fantastic coastline with beautiful sandy beaches, estuaries and wetlands. Off shore, there are protected predator free islands which are supporting threatened species such as tuatara and kiwi.
Aongatete Restoration Project
Our Aongatete Forest Restoration Trust volunteer group manages 250 hectares of native forest in the Kaimai-Mamaku Conservation Park, between Tauranga and Katikati. The Trust was set up in 2006 by Tauranga Forest and Bird and the Katikati Rotary Club and is supported by local volunteers, landowners and Ngai Tamawhariua who have the Kaitiaki role over this forest.
There are numerous opportunities to volunteer and get involved in projects in Tauranga. We are always looking for help with our major projects, newsletter delivery, and help with fundraising.
Rare Hochstetters Frog struggling to survive in local quarry
Central North Island Field Officer, Al Fleming has been to a quarry in Te Puke, Bay of Plenty, to see for himself the fragile environment that this endangered frog is struggling to survive in.