In 2016 we began a programme of monitoring in the alpine zone with the following components:
As we gather more information it will be used alongside alpine monitoring elsewhere to determine if additional action is needed to protect biodiversity in this habitat.
We monitor how native biodiversity is faring. We monitor whio breeding success by stream-walk surveys of the Flora and Grecian, we monitor the number of forest birds using a series of 5 minute bird counts and presence/absence counts and the number of Powelliphanta snails in quadrats . All this information is used to determine if our pest control is adequate.
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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.