With an initiative to turn New Zealand into an eco-friendly habit for the exotic fauna and in a bid to boost ecotourism in the region, Kaharoa Conservation Area is much more than a tourist attraction. The visionary of the Conservation area as stated by them is to maintain and restore the diversity of New Zealand’s natural heritage, engage more people to participate in recreation, conservation and make them aware of the ecological dynamics and outreach the conservation process through more business partnerships.
The organisation has an exclusive Department of Conservation (DOC) solely dedicated to reach out to help and balance the ecological loopholes of New Zealands’ flora and fauna. Located at the Bay of Plenty region, Kaharoa Conservation Area is famous for inhabiting the endangered kokako. There is the Onaia Stream, a remote, secluded spot conducive for picnics. There is a walking trail to take you to the spot called the Kaharoa Kokako Track.
The most iconic birdlife that Kaharoa Conservation Area as an ecological park is proud to conserve despite the species being dangerously endangered is Kokako. The endangering took a sharp turn during the European colonisation and today less than 1400 of those birds remain in North Island. Kokako is a beautiful song bird that uses a variety of sounds to bring melody like clicks, buzzes and mews.
In the past few years, Kaharoa Conservation Area along with the help of DOC and Environment Bay of Plenty and some enthusiastic volunteers have taken advanced initiatives to save and conserve the species on an extensive basis.
The other species of birds found in the area are tui, bellbirds, robins, whiteheads, morepork owls, native pigeons and some North Island brown kiwi. The fauna comprises of native trees like rimu, totara, kohekohe, tawa, puriri, rewarewa. Mahoe, kamahi, nikau and mamaku.
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