French Pass Community Charitable Trust is a community owned and run project designed to eradicate all tree climbing predators from the two peninsulas (Elaine Bay to French Pass and Bulwer/Port Ligar/Te Kopi).
We plan to:
- Increase the well-being and population of our native wildlife,
- Restore the birdlife that was once abundant,
- And potentially re-introduce endangered species back into their natural habitat.
As New Zealanders we have an obligation to leave this a better place for our children than we were given it.
The response to FPC has been positive so far and we hope to make contact with other pest eradication initiatives already taking place.
FPC has been registered as a not for profit Charitable Trust.
The FPC team comprises of the following Board members:
- Jo Cowin,
- Mark Pengelly,
- Jeff Cowin,
- Brendan McCauley.
The team is advised and assisted by the following experts:
- Rob Schuckard - Seabird expert, Ornithologist
- Darren Peters - DOC Technical Operations
View of the two peninsulas, November 2015. Image © Jo Cowin by Jo Cowin.
Spotted Shags, April 2014. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
White Fronted Tern Chick, January 2010. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
Southern Rata, February 2008. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
Wood Pigeon, November 2008. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
New Zealand Robin, April 2012. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
Tree Fern, July 2009. Image © Craig Mckenzie by Craig Mckenzie.
All images have been reproduced with permission from the creator.