Volunteer Projects in Central Auckland

Pourewa Restoration Project

Every Wednesday from 10am till noon a keen group of Forest and Bird Central Auckland Branch members are busy bringing biodiversity back to the city by setting traps, clearing away weeds and replanting natives in a project that aims to protect and enhance one of the last remant forests in the central city.

The objective at Pourewa is to create a wildlife sanctuary for the protection of coastal forest plants, birds and insects  

To volunteer any day of the week or to join our predator control team please contact Jane via email janef@pl.net

Reviving New Zealand Native Butterflies to Central Auckland

Forest and Bird Central Auckland Branch invites you to support Rob Jones (a fellow member and dedicated butterfly enthusiast) to establish pockets of natural habitat for the purpose of providing Red and Yellow Admiral Butterflies with a place to nest and flourish within the city. 

Native Nettles are the main food plant for larvae of the New Zealand Red and Yellow Admiral Butterflies or Kahukura, Bassaris gonerilla. Rob has gained permission from Auckland City Council to plant nettles in Balmoral Heights Park and Meadowbank, and is also helping people with creating nettle habitats in their own gardens. He has also established a butterfly house at Eden Gardens.

If you would like to register an interest in this project and get more information about it please email Rob at Rob.Jones@xtra,co,nz or Jane at janef@pl.net



Ark in the Park

The Ark in the Park is the largest unfenced open sanctuary run solely by community in the country. The first Kokako chicks for 80 years fledged in the Ark in the Park and are now breeding successfully. It is very exciting to part of. 

Click the link and listen to Kokako if you have not heard them before at arkinthepark.org.nz/photographs/recovering_populations_bird/kokako.html

To volunteer email: nature.project@forestandbird.org.nz

For more information visit  www.arkinthepark.org.nz

Motu Manawa Restoration Group - Joint Project

The Central Auckland and Waitakere branches of Forest and Bird have officially banded together to form the Forest and Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group (FBMMRG) as a joint venture conservation project.
FBMMRG is exclusively focused on managing conservation issues in the Waterview Inlet of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour.

This area includes: 

To become involved with FBMMRG please contact: motumanawa@gmail.com