Marlborough’s East Coast has special ecological values and is recognised as an outstanding natural landscape in Marlborough District Council’s resource management plan. Over half of the coastline (28.5km of 48.5km) from the Awatere to the Waima/Ure river mouth is recognised as ecologically significant.
Te Tau Wairehu o Marokura predator control project is dedicated to restoring the balance of life and ‘the gift of Marokura’. It uses trapping methods to suppress pest predation on taonga bird and plant species and does so following Māori practice - mauri ora.
The project’s focus is to establish a 130km coastal trap line from the Awatere to the Ōaro rivers and kick start to a long-lasting pest management plan to protect our native coastal taonga species.
The pest trapline will protect threatened species such as black-fronted terns, Caspian terns, South Island pied oystercatchers and banded dotterel. More intensive trapping networks will be established around native wildlife hotspots.
The project is a partnership with DOC, Marlborough District Council, Environment Canterbury, Kaikoura and Hurunui district councils, community restoration groups, landowners and the local community.
For further information contact: Rawinia.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 03 319 3883
Address: Te Whare Haumanu, 2/78 Beach Road, Kaikōura