Community/Education

The Aspiring Biodiversity Trust are currently in the process of developing a community engagement and awareness raising strategy for indigenous biodiversity of the Makarora Catchment. An example of this for braided river birds can be found here Makarora Flock. The strategy includes the promotion of Environmental Accreditation (bronze, silver, gold) under the BRaid scheme for involvement and promotion of braided river bird restoration programmes on the Makarora River. We are pleased to be working in collaboration with Wilkin River Jets on this initiative.

Patsy at Wilkin River Jets Head Office, Makarora

Educational events during 2017/2018 have included science communication with Makarora School, braided river and forest biodiversity workshops at Makarora in collaboration with A Rocha and Scripture Union school groups (featured below).