Braemar Supports Tiritiri Matangi
Braemar on Parliament Street
After attending an inspiring talk by scientist, author and conservationistAnne Rimmer at the launch of her book "Tiritiri Matangi - a Model of Conservation " , Braemar is now signed up as aSupporter of Tititiri Matangi.
Tiritiri Matangi is an island in the Hauraki Gulf, just off the tip of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula. Far enough away from the mainland to be safe from rats and ferrets from swimming across, but close enough for the now well-established population of Bellbirds and Tuis to move to the mainland to nest or feed.
It is an inspiring story and Anne tells it well, both in her wonderful Montana Award-winning book and in her live presentation, so inspiring that we felt compelled to join the growing numbers of Tiri (as the island is known) supporters.
From the time man first stepped on Tiri, the ecological impact has been devastating to the wildlife. The most intensive deforestation occurred in the early 20th century, stripping most of the little island of its tree cover , destroying habitat for many bird species.Herbooks tells the story of the process that culminated in the establishment of Tiri as a sanctuary. A green "renaisaance" followed in the 10 years from 1984 to 1994 when volunteers planted thousands of trees. Today Tiri is a success story, with the island providing a safe haven for many endangered birds.
We are proud to join the many supporters of Tiri. Visit their website here : http://www.tiritirimatangi.org.nz/
Photo of the Kokakocourtesy Rogan Colbourne - Doc website. http://www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-birds/kokako/