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.