Our Sponsor A Hectare project is a unique way for you, your family or your business to become involved in restoring and protecting wildlife in the Whinray Reserve. Your annual tax deductible donation will keep us on track achieving our aims.
And our track record has been pretty impressive so far:
Mustelid trapping began in 1999 removing up to 100 stoats per year. Since 2014 the Whinray Eco Trust is undertaking all ecological management including predator control. Currently the trust is employing a part time trapper which with your financial support will be extended to a full time position allow an increase in the program.
Kiwi numbers have increased from 9 birds surveyed in 1999 to up to 39 birds surveyed in 2015.
The Trust has also implemented rat control techniques using rat snap traps on trees targeting ship rats. Using volunteer labor over four weekends 3000 cholecalciferol baits were stapled to trees reducing the numbers of rats from 100% rat tracking to 20%. This rat control is instrumental to the survival of bush birds such as the North Island Robin.
Over 1000 possums have also been removed using sentinel traps since 2013. This has resulted in a significant increase in the Rata flowering this summer and will also reduce predation on bush birds.
But there's much more to do and we need your help!
To Sponsor A Hectare is easy - just two steps:
STEP 1 - fill out our online sponsor form to finalise your sponsorship details (see our map at bottom of the page)
STEP 2 - make your donation (payment options further down the page)
River View & Walking Track Hectare
STEP 1: OUR ONLINE SPONSOR FORM
STEP TWO: PAYMENT OPTIONS
Set up your own recurring direct debit using your online banking. Log in to your account and set up a payment to Whinray Eco Trust just like you would any other payment. Our bank account details:
Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust - Westpac Bank account 03-0638-0479727-00
Please use your name as a reference.
Send a cheque to:
Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust
PO Box 19,
Please provide contact details, including name, address and email
Pay online via the Spark Foundation's GiveALittle site.
Your choice of hectares
Instead of an annual Sponsor A Hectare donation would you like to make a one-off donation? Click the donate button below and make an online donation via the Spark Foundation's GiveALittle site.
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