The Abel Tasman app is a free smartphone app with up-to-date information on weather, tides, points of interest, history, plants, wildlife and walking times in Abel Tasman National Park. It has a map with geolocation – so you always know where you are!
World Ranger Day this week acknowledged the critical work of rangers on the front-line of conservation across the globe.
Local conservation efforts have achieved what seemed impossible in the picturesque Abel Tasman National Park. All mature wilding pines have now been controlled.
A second nest has now been found where a captive raised female and wild male have hatched two chicks in the Canaan area.
Ask an evolutionary biologist what his idea of the ultimate holiday is, and if it’s Professor Doug Robinson you are talking to, he will probably say; trudging the tracks of the Abel Tasman, listening for the call of the kākāriki.
The Abel Tasman National Park is now playing a major role in the survival of New Zealand’s rarest duck, the pāteke / brown teal.
The A24 trapping networks in the park are proving to be so highly effective the network of self re-setting traps is being doubled in 2019 to create a ‘Heart of the Park’ sanctuary.
A study on the effects of 2018/19’s substantial drought on the Abel Tasman National Park’s ecosystem, and what it means in terms of ecological restoration such as planting and species reintroduction.
Kiwi could be coming back to the Abel Tasman thanks to successful predator control programmes like an upcoming aerial 1080 drop.
“If you can see the birdlife that’s come back in five years, can you imagine what it’ll be like in 30 years – you’ll be tripping over them.”
Phil Armit, DOC senior hut warden
“If you had a Project Janszoon for every national park in New Zealand the whole challenge of biodiversity that we have now would be far, far less.”
Martin Rodd, DOC partnerships director
“Project Janszoon are doing an awesome job in our rohe, we are really supportive and hugely grateful for everything they have done, and are continuing to do.”
John Ward-Holmes, Manawhenua Ki Mohua
“My biggest joy is working with volunteers as they recognise the social, physical and emotional rewards of assisting with conservation projects”.
Helen Lindsay, Restoration Supervisor