Taranaki Mounga - He Kawa Ora - Back to Life
Shell New Zealand is a founding partner of Taranaki Mounga Project, an ambitious conservation project that will transform the mountain, ranges and islands of Taranaki.
This project, while focused on the mountain, will over time see the restoration and revitalisation of the region’s natural environment. The project will use innovative pest management within and around the national park and near-shore islands to enable rare and vulnerable wildlife to flourish once again. Threatened species like toutouwai/robin, kiwi, whio/blue duck and petrels will be replenished and strengthened. Taranaki Mounga covers 34,000 hectares of national park encompassing Taranaki, Pouakai, Kaitake and extending three kilometres to the protected Ngā Motu/Sugarloaf Islands.
The project is a collaboration between the NEXT Foundation, Department of Conservation, Taranaki Iwi Chairs’ Forum (representing all 8 iwi in Taranaki) with three private sector supporters, including Shell.
Support for Taranaki Mounga builds on and complements Shell’s support for Wildbase and Tiaki te Mauri o Parininihi Trust – each of which have a strong biodiversity focus.
For more information on the project see: www.taranakimounga.nz