DOC and Fulton Hogan Ltd are proud to partner together in support of the Takahē Recovery Programme. The five year partnership was launched on 5 July 2016 at Burwood Takahē Centre, near Te Anau. It is supported by the New Zealand Nature Fund.
Media release about the partnership 5 July 2016.
Video about the partnership on Newshub. Includes an inteview with Joan Watson, 90, who was in the party that re-discovered the takahē in Fiordland's Murchison mountains in 1948.
The partnership with Fulton Hogan enables us to build on the programme’s success. It is a way for Fulton Hogan staff and families to connect with conservation and be involved with the recovery of one of New Zealand’s taonga species.
Fulton Hogan, DOC and New Zealand Nature Fund sign the takahē recovery partnership agreement
The Takahē Recovery Programme
Takahē are a national treasure and a taonga species to Ngāi Tahu that need ongoing protection to ensure its survival. Takahē are native to New Zealand and are listed as a critically endangered species, with the population sitting around 300 birds located across New Zealand at secure mainland, island and a wild population recovery site.
This is the longest running species conservation programme in New Zealand and has pioneered many conservation techniques later used to save endangered species in New Zealand and around the globe.
The commitment from Fulton Hogan will help DOC and the Takahē Recovery Programme tackle the next big challenge for the recovery of the species – identifying an ideal site to establish a new, large wild population of takahē.