Transformational change in the natural environment

Project Janszoon is restoring and preserving the Abel Tasman National Park’s rich wildlife for all to enjoy. Named after Abel ‘Janszoon’ Tasman, the Trust was launched in 2012 with a goal of achieving transformational change in the Park. Project Janszoon works with partners – including iwi, Department of Conservation (DOC), Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust, tourism operators and the community – to eradicate pests and weeds, bring back native birds and bush, and inspire a culture of care for Abel Tasman National Park.

Through this initiative, 20,000 hectares of stoat control was established, wilding pines eliminated and native species reintroduced.

Project Janszoon – a Pre NEXT initiative – is aiming to complete the restoration by 2042, in time for the Park’s 100th anniversary.