He Kawa Ora! Back to Life

Restoring the ecological vitality of Taranaki’s mountain, ranges and islands is the vision for Taranaki Mounga, a collaborative partnership between the Taranaki iwi, Department of Conservation, NEXT Foundation and founding sponsors Shell NZ, TSB Community Trust, Jasmine Social Investments and Landcare Research/Manaaki Whenua, together with the wider community.

The restoration covers more than 34,000 hectares and has influenced an array of regional outcomes. Over NEXT’s life, goats have been completely removed from the Mounga; rat, stoat and possum control has been introduced; and the return of endemic manu (birdlife) and forest rebound has been remarkable.


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