What we do

 

Predator Control

Once areas are protected, we provide support to establish predator control plans for these areas as well as provide traps and training.

The Trust also works with communities to establish trap and bait station networks in key reserves and covenants to control predators that are then maintained by community volunteers in the way they want to do it.

Fencing

The Trust assists to connect farmers and landowners with funding (often sourced from multiple funding sources) to fence off significant ecological sites such as native bush and wetlands. Farmers in particular, are time poor and find the funding application processes time consuming and frustrating to navigate. The Trust works alongside landowners once they have determined the areas to protect and the best ways to do this by providing project management support and connecting to expert advice where relevant.

Community Liaison

Working collaboratively and engaging with all members of the community underpins the work of the Trust. We recognise the diversity of the communities within our rohe and look to work with each based upon their expectations and needs. To achieve this TFBT has developed a place-based connectivity approach to engaging with landowners with the aim of inspiring, enabling, and supporting people so they may become active stewards, guardians or kaitiaki of the area they live within.

Education

Our Forest Bridge Defenders schools programme has developed an award winning education module to help children to understand the threats to our precious natural places and wildlife while also learning important skills as they create scientific experiments and work with statistics to help improve their trapping.