WET­LAND WORK

The Napier Mail - - OUT & ABOUT -

A joint ef­fort to re­store Hawke’s Bay’s lost wet­lands and cre­ate more habi­tat for wildlife has been launched be­tween farm­ers, hunters and lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

The re­gion has lost nearly 98 per cent of its orig­i­nal wet­lands.

Fish and Game have cre­ated a five year plan for these ar­eas which aims to pro­vide habi­tat for wa­ter­fowl and con­nec­tions be­tween wet­lands and shal­low lakes.

This in­cluded strate­gic fenc­ing and plant­ings around stock ponds which cre­ates more habi­tat cleanrt drink­ing wa­ter for livestock.

Landown­ers want­ing to take part should con­tact Fish and Game’s Hawke’s Bay of­fice.

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