TURANGAWAEWAE O KAURI
The Waipoua Forest Trust has announced its intention to launch a public campaign for support of the Waipoua Forest as a place where kauri can once again have a home. A place where its unique multi million-year-old ecosystem can survive in a dedicated landscape that will also be home to many of New Zealand’s threatened native species.
In seeking a wide national and international membership the Trust is seeking a sound financial base on which to plan its support of Waipoua over the coming generations.
In less than 200 years humans have reduced the 230 million year old kauri forest from 1.2 million hectares to under 9 thousand. Although small, Waipoua is the largest surviving kauri forest on Earth, which makes its survival critical to the future of kauri. The Waipoua Forest Trust plans intends to make the Waipoua once again a self contained environment that will be a home for KAURI. Turangawaewae o Kauri, a place for kauri forest to once again dominate its natural landscape.