Rare native birds inhabit parts of Kapiro & Rangitane Stream margins and associated small wetland areas (eg. dabchick, banded rail, spotless crake, brown kiwi). They exist in pockets of vegetation along the river, with large empty spaces (with few or no trees/shelter) between. So our local community group is planting the stream margins to join up the pockets of vegetation and create wildlife corridors, as well as aiming to reduce sediment and improve stream ecosystems. We're also protecting our trees and birds with predator trap lines along the river margins to control rodents, possums etc.
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Friends of Kapiro-Rangitane Stream has had support for their plantings from 145 funders since 2017 and has received 2,543 trees through Trees That Count.
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