There are many ways that Tiakina Whangarei can work towards its aims and it is the project’s kaupapa that the community should have a large input into what is done. Accordingly, the project’s plan will be an evolving one, however, there will initially be a drive to increase the amount of animal pest control that is done in Whangarei.
Why Start with Animal Pest Control?
Introduced mammalian pests have been repeatedly shown to threaten native biodiversity. Reducing pests will not only help protect native flora and fauna, but also reduce the number of your grapefruit and oranges that are taken by possums!
There are a number ways that people are invited to take part in pest control initiatives:
- Maintain a trap in their backyard
- Volunteer on an existing conservation project in Whangarei
- Become a Community Lead
- Start your own trapping project
Ultimately, we would like to support any initiative that meets the aims of Tiakina Whangarei. For example, in the future we will be providing support for community pest plant control and re-vegetation projects.
If you have an idea for a potential project, please get in touch so we can start a conversation.