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The Marl­bor­ough Fal­con Trust was es­tab­lished in 2008 with the aim of in­creas­ing the num­bers of New Zealand fal­cons in the Marl­bor­ough re­gion while ed­u­cat­ing the public on the spe­cial qual­i­ties of this coun­try’s only en­demic bird of prey

The Marl­bor­ough Fal­con Trust is run by vol­un­teers and funded through spon­sor­ship, grants, dona­tions and ser­vices in kind

Bran­cott Es­tate has sup­ported Marl­bor­ough Fal­con Trust since 2010

One dollar from ev­ery bot­tle of Bran­cott Es­tate Living Land Se­ries wine is do­nated to the Living Land Trust, with the Marl­bor­ough Fal­con Trust the re­cip­i­ent of th­ese funds

To date, Bran­cott Es­tate has do­nated $500,000 to the Marl­bor­ough Fal­con Trust

Th­ese funds have been con­trib­uted to the con­struc­tion of a 16 pen re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and breed­ing aviary and the on­go­ing care and well­be­ing of the fal­cons

In 2011, the first two chicks hatched in the Marl­bor­ough Fal­con Trust aviary were re­leased

The New Zealand fal­con is de­picted on the New Zealand $20 note along with other Marl­bor­ough icons in­clud­ing Mt Ta­puaenuku, the Marl­bor­ough rock daisy and flow­er­ing red tus­sock.

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