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French Pass Community Charitable Trust

Wildlife Restoration

Our Future.........Tō tātou wā e heke mai nei

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French Pass Community Charitable Trust (FPC) is a community supported project, for the eradication of introduced tree climbing predators.



Area

The area of focus comprises of the two peninsulas from Elaine Bay to French Pass and Bulwer/Port Ligar/Te Kopi. With a total of approximately 13,000 hectares and 190 Kilometers of coastline. This area is adjacent to predator free sanctuaries Maud Island and Chetwode Islands and in combination will provide a large geographical refuge.

Intention

It is FPC’s intention/kaupapa to eradicate, possums, stoats, weasels, ferrets, rats and feral cats from within this area. These introduced animals/predators have caused large scale reduction and extinction of native species/taonga throughout New Zealand.

Method

A trapping only approach will be used as the area consists of 268 individual landowners with many household water catchments.



References

Websites

http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz

Images

New Zealand pigeon. Adult pair. Maud Island, September 2008. Image © Peter Reese by Peter Reese.
From http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/new-zealand-pigeon

Little penguin. Adult walking. Warrington Beach Otago, December 2006. Image © Craig McKenzie by Craig McKenzie.
From http://nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/little-penguin

Celmisia semicordata, October 2010. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/5055470095/in/dateposted/

Southern Rata, February 2008. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/4638239141/in/dateposted/

Banner Images

View of the two peninsulas, November 2015. Image © Jo Cowin by Jo Cowin.

Spotted Shags, April 2014. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/14087150644/in/dateposted/

White Fronted Tern Chick, January 2010. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/4314474667/

Southern Rata, February 2008. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/3763910978/in/dateposted/

Wood Pigeon, November 2008. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/3118780409/in/dateposted/

New Zealand Robin, April 2012. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/7069957419/in/dateposted/

Tree Fern, July 2009. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
From https://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmckenzie/3763114195/

All images have been reproduced with permission from the creator.