Project Janszoon is delighted to launch a new conservation education scholarship which will support future environmental leaders from the Nelson / Tasman region.
Gardeners in the Nelson Tasman region are pitching in to help save a plant on the brink of extinction in the wild.
The Young Leaders Hui that Ihaka, Tamu, Maddie and I were given the amazing chance to go to was absolutely amazing. Getting to meet our collaborative cousins from around New Zealand and to put our heads together, discuss common challenges and learn new approaches to environmental conservation was extremely insightful for me as it opened my eyes up to all the different ways things could be dealt with as well as dispelling the illusion of “no one cares and I’m all alone”. Spending time with everyone was so inspiring, it gave me a boost of motivation and passion that I didn’t know I lacked until I had it. Everybody there was so into their projects and I feel so privileged to know them and be able to call them my friends. I learnt, played, explored and laughed with people I managed to become unimaginably close to in such a short period of time and I loved every moment I had there and never wanted to leave.
After five years as Project Janszoon director, Devon McLean has now handed over the role to Bruce Vander Lee, while continuing as a trustee with the project.
Ten rare carnivourous Powelliphanta hochstetteri snails have been radio-tracked in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Jarrod Buchanan joined Project Janszoon as a trustee in 2017. Of Ngāti Rārua and Te Ātiawa descent he grew up in Wellington and Waikawa, but always felt a strong sense of belonging to this region, in no small part because of his love for the Abel Tasman.
Recent storms coupled with high tides have left some of the Abel Tasman’s dune restoration work looking a bit worse for wear, but surprisingly Project Janszoon’s restoration supervisor has welcomed the weather events.
Around 130 locals joined Project Janszoon on a special cruise in the Park on Sunday 26 November to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Abel Tasman.
We were delighted to learn this week that our free smart phone app which acts as a “Virtual Visitor Centre” for the Abel Tasman National Park has been named the most useful app in the Tasman district in a new National Geographic publication.
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.