September 2018 Recipients
The Pukorokoro Miranda Naturalists’ Trust has received $5,000 to buy ten satellite trackers for Pacific Golden Plovers
The Plovers population is in decline and the Trust aims to use the trackers to help save the species. They will be used to monitor the flight path of the birds, which is believed to have something to do with the population decline and collect the data to figure out where they are going. The Trust works to safeguard the future of Miranda’s wonderful shorebirds such as the long-distance record-holding Bar-tailed Godwit, The Pacific Golden Plovers and the unique New Zealand Wrybill.