Chatham Island (CI) Tui Transfer
In 2009, 14 juvenile CI tui were successfully transferred from South-East island to the Chatham's main island with the help of the Birdlife Community Fund. A breeding population of Chatham island tui haven't been seen on the mainland for 25 years, so this was a momentous occasion in the history of the Chatham islands.
Established in 2007 by UK-based conservationists David and Sarah Gordon, the fund is a way for NZ and Pacific Island communities to carry out local projects to restore populations of threatened bird species.
Forest & Bird Branches, BirdLife International Partners, Partners Designate, Affiliates in the Pacific Islands Region & associated community groups are only eligible to apply for the fund.
Please note: Forest & Bird is no longer administering this fund.