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.
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.
Motueka High School students are the first students to earn NCEA credits as part of their involvement in a pilot education programme in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Twelve kākāriki or yellow-crowned parakeet released into the Abel Tasman National Park today are the first captive raised kākāriki to ever be released onto the New Zealand mainland.
Eleven kākāriki or yellow-crowned parakeet will today begin their journey from the Marlborough Sounds to a new life in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Four schools from the Nelson/Tasman area are to adopt and improve sections of the Abel Tasman National Park as part of a unique new education programme.
The largest stoat trapping network undertaken by a private trust in New Zealand is about to be completed, enabling the reintroduction of birds like pāteke and kākāriki back to the Abel Tasman National Park.
Follow our journey as we discover the secrets of this most iconic of National Parks and help nature restore its diverse ecology. Meet the birds, animals and plants that will benefit from this restoration and those that we hope to return to their former glory.