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‘Thriving wildlife on our doorstep: how the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust aims to restore local ecosystems’, with Penny Carnaby and Sarah Wilson
12/05/2021 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A pest-free Banks Peninsula, with thriving native wildlife! Forests filled with birdsong, healthy waterways, and sustainably managed land – all on Christchurch’s doorstep. It sounds wonderful, but can we get there? At the next Quaker Forum Penny Carnaby and Sarah Wilson will tell us about how the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust intends to make this vision a reality, so that the Peninsula will play its part in bringing about the government’s aim of a ‘Predator Free NZ 2050’.
The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust (BPCT) was formed in 2001. it is a non-profit organisation that works with land owners, agencies, sponsors and the wider community to promote the conservation and enhancement of indigenous biodiversity and sustainable land management on Banks Peninsula. For further information go to https://www.bpct.org.nz/
Penny Carnaby, Chairperson of the BPCT, was National Librarian 2003-2011. She is an enthusiastic Banks Peninsula resident, and her personal commitment to Peninsula nature was firmly demonstrated when she and her partner signed a BPCT Conservation Covenant Deed protecting the biodiversity found at their Holmes Bay property in perpetuity.
Sarah Wilson is the Project Leader for Pest Free Banks Peninsula. She leads a small team that are working alongside iwi and landowners to eradicate pests. The current focus is on testing and proving methods on the Wildside and Kaitorete.