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Tue 9 Jun 2015, 12:00pm–12:50pm

Where: Eastern Institute of Technology, 501 Gloucester Street Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: ljjones

The Cape to City Environment Restoration Project
Lecture Theatre 1

Cape to City is a ‘world-leading programme’ whose aim is to restore native species to 26,000 hectares of farmland between Waimarama and Havelock North through predator reduction. It is an extension of the highly successful Cape Sanctuary Project over 2,500 hectares at Cape Kidnappers.
A collaborative partnership of Cape Sanctuary, HB Regional Council, DOC, Landcare Research, Aotearoa Foundation and landowners, it involves a significant investment of more than $6 million over 5 years.

Farming landowners involved are hugely supportive of the project as it will be of huge benefit to them in reducing pest damage and control costs.

An aspect of the project that Ruud is particularly keen on is an educative one involving younger generations appreciating the value of biodiversity: “a tool kit is under development which will provide teacher guidance and resources, practical help from experienced biologists, the concept of a “BugPark” at Ocean Beach, the creation of “outdoor classrooms” via Treemendous school make-overs, LEARNZ sessions, NatureWatch and who knows... perhaps even a Bioblitz in the future!”

Come along to hear Ruud tell us about an exciting conservation project on our doorstep.

Please arrive early to secure seating.
Any enquiries to 06 974 8000 ext 5235
Date: Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Time: 12.00pm - 12.50pm
Venue: EIT Lecture Theatre 1

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