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.