From its inception in early 2001, Friends of Flora has had a close working relationship with the Department of Conservation in Motueka. Our project is situated on the DOC estate, so we could not go ahead without their approval, help and initial funding.
The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society exists to help preserve and protect the indigenous flora and fauna and natural features and landscapes of New Zealand for their intrinsic worth and for the benefit of all people.
In 2009 Encounter Kaikoura formed a charitable trust and named it the Encounter Foundation. The objective of the Foundation is to support or initiate projects that primarily enhance the natural environment, both locally and further afield.
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The Blake Ambassadors is a programme run by the Sir Peter Blake Trust that sends young people to work on environmental and heritage projects. Natalie de Burgh, is currently working in your Flora project area. She is recording her experiences on a blog: Click here
12 kiwis translocated from South Gouland to the Flora area.
Ecological surveys of the Salisbury Ecological Management Unit with joint DOC/FOF teams
Mar & April 2013
12 kiwis translocated from New Creek with another 8 kiwi released from the Upper Roaring Lion in April. See the pictures on our facebook page
Our first kiwi chick is born.
National Radio Interview with Maryann Ewers & Bill Rooke, founders of FoF.
Man prosecuted for taking his dog into the Flora area, endangering the kiwi.
10 years of Friends of Flora celebrated.
Helen Clark, becomes Patron of Friends of Flora.
Friends of Flora and DOC Motueka release 12 adult kiwi into the Flora. Read the monthly updates.
Friends of Flora and DOC Motueka release whio into the Flora. Read annual whio survey data.
Friends of Flora was founded.