Venture on paths less travelled to island treasures
Can you imagine a world without birds, think on that for a moment…….
The Wild Mob team are sailors, divers, ocean wanderers and explorers. For us the thought of the ocean, the water front and beaches, without wheeling, diving seabirds, piping and calling is too terrible to contemplate. But yet that is the predicament we face unless sea bird conservation efforts are not dramatically improved. Wild Mob already contributes to sea bird conservation in two internationally important sea bird areas, the Great Barrier Reef and Norfolk Island.
Now we have another opportunity within the majestic Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand. But our work isn’t just about seabirds, but also about remarkable islands including the Noises, managed by our good friends from the Noises Islands Family Trust. These are critical refuges for endangered species and ecosystems such as the iconic pohutakawa forest, 90% of which has been lost. This is also being threatened by weeds whose seeds are blown to the Noises islands from some adjacent islands.