The Routeburn Track is one of NZ’s finest Great Walks, but for many years the bush was silent as our precious birds disappeared due to the presence of predators.
NZ Nature Fund is managing the funds raised and seeking further donations to support the work initiated by DOC Ranger Evan Smith who has been based at the Mackenzie Hut on the Routeburn Track each summer for nearly 20 years. With the generous support of those who walk the track, Evan with the support of corporate donors, and the work of the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust on the east side of the Divide, have created a trapping network along the Routeburn Track.
But there is still much to be done to maintain and increase the network of traps and to assist the re-introduction of species that have all but disappeared from the area. Keen observers (C. Miskelly Jan. 2019) note that many species are still not as prevalent as they were 39 years ago.
Please support the great work that Evan Smith and other dedicated donors are doing and help the NZ Nature Fund restore our Species in the Wild along the beautiful Routeburn Track.