The Coromandel Kiwi Project is protecting 1000ha of habitat above Coromandel town, dramatically increasing the chances of Coromandel residents hearing kiwi calls from their backyard.

The aim of the Project is to provide protection for young kiwi looking to make a home in the bush above Coromandel Town. The kids from Coromandel Area School have already built and helped install over 120 stoat traps.

What is the size of area under protection?

1000ha

What has been the biggest success of your group to date?

 In June 2012 we did our first kiwi listen in the project and heard kiwi at three different sites. This is great news, as this is the first year an ‘official’ survey has been done, and it is nice to confirm what locals already suspected. The kiwi are there.