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Kiwis for kiwi - Forest owners

These precautions need not disrupt how the forest is managed, or its profitability. The Department of Conservation is able to provide advice for major forestry developments.

More ideas and information are also available from:

Forest owners sign up to acting responsibly

In 1995, an accord was signed between the New Zealand Forest Owners Association, New Zealand Farm Forestry Association, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society, WWF–New Zealand, the Federated Mountain Clubs and the Maruia Society.

Its  ‘Principles for Commercial Plantation Forest Management in New Zealand’ include the following:

Where threatened species are known to occur within plantation forests and their presence is considered significant by the Department of Conservation, plantation managers shall consult with the Department of Conservation on management practices with the objective of conserving the population.

What forest owners can do

General rules of thumb for preparing, maintaining and harvesting a kiwi-friendly forest are: