This spring, we’re asking the public to take part it a massive nationwide event – the Great Kereru Count. From September 22nd until midday on October 5th, we’re asking people to head out into their garden or local reserve to look for kereru for at least five minutes.
If you don’t find kereru, we want to know because this tells us where kereru can and can’t be found, so we can tell local bodies and community groups. Our kereru is a very important bird because it plays a crucial role in seed dispersal. To find out how you can become a kereru counter, see here www.kererucount.org.nz
"New Zealand's prosperity means your prosperity. Should we all stand idly by?"Captain Val Sanderson, founder of Forest & Bird We rely on your support to protect the wildlife and wild places that make New Zealand an exceptional place. Forest & Bird would like to work with you and all New Zealand communities to protect our environment. Since 1923, Forest & Bird has been a defender of the Kiwi values, lifestyle, natural heritage and economic wealth that all rely so heavily on our climate, clean rivers, fresh air, rich seas, and biodiversity. However, with cuts to DOC's funding, proposals to undermine the Resource Management Act and an economic strategy that backs mining, drilling, and dairy at the cost of our rivers and wetlands, oceans, climate, and conservation lands our environment is under intense pressure and its destruction will undermine any short-term economic gain. We have always been a voice for nature, but we would like you to make a stand with us and together we can ensure that there will always be a strong healthy environment for our kids. Help us help nature, http://www.inournature.org.nz