Saving our national icon - an ambitious plan to grow the kiwi population, Michelle Impey

"Saving our national icon - an ambitious plan to grow the kiwi population"
Michelle Impey, Executive Director, “Kiwis for Kiwi”

Amidst the constant barrage of doom and gloom news around the environment, there is a positive story in the making with kiwi conservation. Started in 1991, the national kiwi recovery programme has grown from a couple of kiwi scientist to now include thousands of Kiwis working to halt the decline of kiwi and this hard work is paying off. In areas where predators are being managed, kiwi populations are growing. This is most evident in the North Island, where community-led and Māori-led conservation projects are most prevalent. For the first time in the history of the programme, we are on the cusp of not just halting the decline, but reversing it and starting to grow the kiwi population. Kiwis for kiwi is a national charity that protects kiwi and the places they live by supporting community conservation projects. 

It has recently launched an ambitious strategy to grow kiwi by harnessing this network of community and Maori led conservation projects. Michelle's talk will focus on this strategy, including informative background and information about kiwi.

Non-members welcome.