Waitakere Branch Walks and Talks

Waitakere Forest & Bird talk Thursday 19th April 7:30pm

Annabeth Cohen, Forest & Bird’s Freshwater Conservation Advocate

Are we doing enough to protect our freshwater ecosystems?

National Standards and Regional Plans are where we start protecting our freshwater ecosystems, but are those enough? What are we missing? When it comes to swimmability, does that include our fish? What more must be done to fix our freshwater crisis. With an MSc in Hydro-Informatics & Water Management, Annabeth has worked at GNS & NIWA and internationally in hydrologic and groundwater modelling since graduating in 2012. Beyond research and report writing, she has campaigned in Aotearoa for the last 4-years on environmental protection. Venue: Kelston Community Centre, cnr Awaroa/Great North Rd. Non members welcome, join us for supper afterwards. Koha appreciated to cover hall hire. For further information ph Liz 0274 762732 lizanstey@hotmail.com

 

Waitakere Forest & Bird talk Thursday 17th May 7:30pm

Gillian Wadams, Project Manager Ark in the Park

Kokako Translocation Talk and AGM

Gillian Wadams is project manager of the outstanding conservation project Ark in the Park, in the Waitakere Ranges. Now in its 16th year, the project is currently 2270 hectares of unfenced, predator controlled native bush on Auckland Council land. Gillian will talk about how the kōkako (that were first reintroduced to the ranges by Ark in the Park) are now doing, as well as update us on other translocated species – robins and whitehead. Have you ever wondered why certain species could be a candidate for translocation while others are not, come and find out. Hosted by the Waitakere Branch of Forest & Bird, we’ll start our yearly AGM with short updates on our branch projects - Matuku Reserve, Habitat te Henga, Ark in the Park and Harbourview/Motu Manawa plus Tai Haruru Lodge and our outreach and communication work. This will be followed by Gillian’s talk then supper. Venue: Kelston Community Hall, corner of Great North and Awaroa Roads, Kelston. Free and all welcome. Further information contact Liz 0274 762732, lizanstey@hotmail.com

Waitakere Forest & Bird talk Thursday June 21st 7:30pm

 Gael Ogilvie, General Manager Environmental Services Auckland Council

 

Discovering Latin American Biodiversity and Culture

 Gael Ogilvie, General Manager Environmental Services Auckland Council will present some of the highlights of her recent trip to South America. In a whirl wind six weeks, Gael and her husband Julian managed to visit Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Columbia and Argentina.  Gael’s photos will cover highlights from the local biodiversity through to amazing landscapes and local culture.  Venue: Kelston Community Centre, cnr Awaroa/Great North Rd. Non members welcome, join us for supper afterwards. Koha appreciated to cover hall hire. For further information ph Liz 0274 762732 lizanstey@hotmail.com