Applications for the 2018 Abel Tasman Youth Ambassadors are now open.
Join us to plant a Forest for the Future - a tree for every child in Golden Bay.
The Forest for the Future planting day is being organised by Golden Bay High School students, Forest and Bird, and Project Janszoon. The groups aim to plant 695 trees at Hadfield Clearing, in the Abel Tasman National Park.
A desire to improve the genetic diversity of kaka released into the Abel Tasman National Park has seen the launch of a northern South Island kaka captive breeding programme.
In this issue:
- Kākā captive breeding programme takes flight
- How to report pāteke sightings
- ATYA update
- New team members
- Bark Bay's connection to the Nelson music scene
- Predator control news
- Search for rare orchid
Ever since he heard the rare mycoheterotrophic orchid Danhatchia (Yoania) australis, grew in the South Island under nikau at Kaihoka Lakes in Golden Bay and at Okiwi Bay on the edge of the Marlborough Sounds, botanist Phillip Simpson has been searching for it in Abel Tasman National Park. Now his search has been rewarded.
20 pāteke/brown teal were released into the Abel Tasman National Park on Monday 29 May, only the 2nd mainland South Island site where the rare native ducks can be found.
The recent wet weather did not dampen the excitement as 16 kakariki (yellow-crowned parakeet) were today released into the Abel Tasman National Park.
The pāteke was once widespread throughout freshwater and estuarine wetlands of mainland New Zealand but has been close to extermination due to predation. Two other species of the New Zealand brown teal have evolved, on Campbell Island and the Auckland Islands and both of these are flightless.