Southland Forest & Bird's Te Rere Wins Award
At the recent Environment Southland Environment Award evening, Southland F&B’s Te Rere restoration project won first place in the Community Award section. Te Rere is one of Southland’s longest standing restoration projects, with extensive native plantings in to what was once open pasture land along the Catlins coast where the world’s rarest penguin, hoi ho (yellow eyed penguin) was known to nest. Over the last decade predator control has also been undertaken so that today not only yellow eyed penguin nest at Te Rere, but also good numbers of little blue penguin. The latest addition to the biodiversity here are titi (mutton bird), who are also known to have nested. Many hours of voluntary labour have gone in to creating a habitat that nature is making the most of.
Posted on: Monday, 11 August 2014