Urgent appeal to buy Wekaweka Valley block

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Wekaweka Valley block

The Trust has an amazing opportunity to buy part of Wekaweka Valley in Northland. The proposed new reserve, totalling around 112 hectares, is the last remaining fragment of its kind in this catchment and joins up with the Waipoua Forest Conservation Park which is part of the largest remaining forested area north of Auckland.

The Waipoua Forest area is internationally significant for conservation and is home to our largest Kauri trees and a multitude of rare and threatened plants and animals, including:

  • Kōkako
  • North Island brown kiwi
  • New Zealand pigeon
  • Fantail
  • Pied tit
  • Tui
  • Grey warbler
  • Shining cuckoo
  • Sacred kingfisher
  • Scarlet mistletoe
  • Rata
  • Kahikatea
  • Rimu
  • Swamp maire

A total of over sixty different nationally threatened species of plants and animals have been recorded in this area. In fact, the area is so special DOC are currently considering giving it National Park status in a proposal to form the Kauri National Park.

This potential new purchase offers a perfect restoration opportunity. Although it was farmed in the past, it has been allowed to regenerate for some time already. As it adjoins such an important wildlife area, nature is doing most of the work for us.

With your help, we can restore this area back to its former glory. Once we have finalised the purchase, it will be protected forever, providing a safe habitat for native flora and fauna. And New Zealanders will be able to enjoy its natural beauty for generations. Please donate today to help make this possible.