Improving the Taupō environment for people and native wildlife
Greening Taupō is based around collaboration and involvement as well as buy in from the community to ensure we create a sustainable future for our environment for generations to enjoy.
In its simplest form, the goal of the Greening Taupō is to attempt to replicate the conservation work occurring within the Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, beyond to the surrounding Taupō area, so that birds that spread out from the sanctuary are not killed by introduced predators and thrive. To achieve this, an increase in native forest habitat and a reduction in predators are fundamental.
Within 5 years the target achievements are:
• Greening Taupō is a well known, financially sustainable entity within the Taupō community
• At least 25 businesses, organisations, schools and community groups undertaking restoration projects facilitated by a local coordinator
• The Taupō community has planted at least 250,000 suitable plants under the Greening Taupō umbrella
• Pest control to enhance native bird survival has been implemented within at least three key areas of native habitat
• Lakeshore kowhai forests are being successfully restored
• Kakariki have been introduced in the Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary and increasing in numbers and spreading out into the wider community