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Aongatete Forest Project

Aongatete Forest Project

Website: https://aongateteforest.org
Tel: 07-808 0792

Aongatete Forest Project is restoring and protecting native biodiversity in a 500-hectare area of the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park. The project was established in 2006 to help the forest recover and showcase why the Kaimai Mamaku deserves more widespread pest control. The value of this public conservation land and forested areas for the resilience and wellbeing of the Western Bay of Plenty and all of its inhabitants is a message the project is striving to spread.

Dedicated volunteers are maintaining a network of traps and bait stations year round, monitoring wildlife populations, and planting native trees. There is a special focus on conservation education for school groups and the wider public. Encouraging signs include the increasing abundance of bird species such as toutouwai (North Island robin) and titipounamu (rifleman). The project is supported by Forest & Bird Tauranga, volunteers, donors, sponsors and our kaitiaki, Ngai Tamawhariua; who all share a vision of a thriving forest ecosystem. 

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Aongatete Forest Project has set up a Community Group Fund with the Acorn Foundation. You can help them to grow this fund to ensure that they receive a continuous income stream in the future. 

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