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Volunteer hours: 11,431hrs    Predators caught: 7811

Boxing Day Whio (2015) - G.Kates
South Island Robin - G.Kates
Kea - G.Bruce-Smith
Kura (Juvenile Great Spotted Kiwi) - G.Kates
Rock Wren - L.Doel
Kura (4 months old, 930g) - R.McNab
CVNZ / APWT volunteers trap carry into Mingha & Edwards Valleys - H.Fairbairn
CVNZ / PDP Ltd volunteers carry new traps into Crow River - CVNZ
Pattle Delamore Partner volunteers checking traps on Turkey Flat - J.Sanson
Canterbury University Tramping Club building 50 new traps for APWT - N.Cameron

Who are we?

The Arthur's Pass Wildlife Trust is a non-profit volunteer organisation. It was originally founded by the Arthur's Pass Community in late 2005 as the "Arthur's Pass Kiwi Recovery Project". In 2010 the Trust was established and broadened its mission to protect the entire eco-system of the Bealey Valley in Arthur's Pass National Park. In 2012 the Trust took on the challenge of extending its predator control lines into many other catchments in the National Park and the northern part of Craigieburn Forest Park (Waimakariri River, Crow River, Mingha River, Upper Otira River, Edwards River, Bealey Spur and Lagoon Saddle). The Trust continues to fortify its defences against predator invasions in the Park.

What we do?

It's all about removing introduced predators and weeds from the local environment. To this end the Trust maintains 1730 traps that capture stoats, weasels and rats, we also capture feral cats from time to time. We also work with volunteers to remove the invasive weeds that are taking over the riverbeds, that in turn provide shelter for predators. Its a never ending battle...

What you can do?

There are many things individuals, clubs and schools can do to help the Trust achieve its aims...
  • Volunteer to maintain a trapline, survey tracking tunnels, assist with bird surveys, help with weed removal
  • Sponsor a new trapline
  • Raise funds for the Trust so it can continue its work
  • Report weed infestations or feral animals that you see while out & about in Arthur's Pass National Park
  • Report your wildlife encounters in the Park - Blue Duck (Whio), Kiwi, Weka, Rock Wren etc (Click Here)
If you would like further information or would like to volunteer please Contact Us
Wildlife Protection Projects
Waimakariri / Bealey Rivers

Sponsors & Supporters

Orion New Zealand Ltd Hiking New Zealand Whio Forever Kiwis for kiwi Weedbusters Department of Conservation
The Sargood Bequest The Bealey Hotel Selwyn - Natural Environment Fund ECAN - Environment Canterbury Rata Foundation
  • Arthur's Pass Alpine Motels
  • Arthur's Pass Store
  • Arthur's Pass Residents Association
  • Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge
  • Jennifer and Bruce Bower
  • Cashmere School
  • Cust School
  • Downer Donate
  • Henry Turner

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