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Research & Monitoring

A new approach


As this is a ground-breaking concept, requiring research on what constitutes an effective corridor for kōkako. We actively seek collaborations with government and non-government agencies to undertake research on how best to achieve this. In one such initiative, KEEP has partnered with Tane’s Tree Trust and Trees that Count to explore the role that strategically planted ‘seed islands’ can play within a green corridor.

We view data as a vital component to effective decision making, and to gauge success      of a particular approach. This can be monitoring changes in vegetation structure,  kōkako presence and/or absence, as well as surveys of small birds, invertebrates, and water testing to name a few. We work with stakeholders and community to capture the necessary data, and help them interpret the results to  better inform their management decisions.    

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