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The Ark in the Park is a Forest and Bird restoration project in the Cascade Kauri Park, northern Waitakere Ranges, Auckland. It builds on park management programmes, especially possum control carried out by the Auckland Council.
Ark in the Park is a partnership between Forest and Bird and the Auckland Council. The project is managed by the Waitakere Branch of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society.
The Auckland Council supports the project in many ways, including the provision of bait for the project's 2200 hectares. Auckland Council also provide logistical support, technical advice, and their rangers are a much appreciated source of on-the-ground support.
A Technical Advisory Group with specialists from the Department of Conservation, universities and Auckland Zoo meets regularly to advise on a range of issues.
Significant funding for the project comes from our major sponsors:
ASB Community Trust and the Trusts Community Foundation.
Funding has also come from the Birdlife International Community Fund, Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund, and the Zelda Roberts Charitable Trust.
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