NZ has over 120 lizards species, of which a quarter are critically or nationally endangered. It is heartbreaking to read that one solo cat can kill 28 lizards in one sitting and not even eat them.
In Central Otago, we have some of the rarest and most threatened geckos and skinks and a single event like this can have massive consequences on population numbers and genetic diversity/resiliance.
Despite level 2 restrictions we had a fantastic turnout, with 65 people came along and luckily is was amazing weather! Over the space of 3 hours, we worked to clear 5 km of shoreline to ease access to the water and make it a safer environment for people and animals.
On Saturday, Nita & Megan, went along to help our friends at Wakatipu Reforestation Trust plant 1,500 planting in 4 hours!
It was great to learn about the different techniques and management needed for each of their sites and see the level of success they have had.
We look forward to running planting morning just like this for our project and thank the trust for the all the advise and support.
By working together we can achieve our goal of creating an environment for wildlife and humans to live in harmony.
What happens to your recycling once your bin has been collected? Do you actually know how it gets recycled? You might be surprised by what has to happen to get your recycling sold to make into something new! Dunstan High School drama teacher Nick shows the recycling process and why we need to follow the guidelines for recycling to work and to protect our wider environment in this CODC video.
To find out more, head to the CODC website and remember.....they way we can save the planet is by doing lots of little things like taking just seconds to rinse and separate your rubbish!
Over the coming weeks mayor Tim Cadogan is going to put together a number of video clips that will break the complex Thee Waters Reform information down into bite-sized chunks.
To learn more about the reform and watch further videos, visit: