Protecting native lizards, Kāpiti coastE whakamarumaru ana i ngā mokomoko māori ki Kāpiti
Ngā Uruora Kāpiti Project is a community-based conservation project. Their aim is to create bird-safe native forest running from Pukerua Bay to Paekākāriki, but also to increase the population of native lizards.
Kua takea mai te kaupapa tiaki taiao o Ngā Uruora Kāpiti i te hapori tonu. Ko te whāinga matua, he whakatū i tētahi ngahere māori mā ngā manu mai i Pukerua Bay ki Paekākāriki, waihoki kei te pīrangi rātou ki te whakapiki ake i te tatau o ngā mokomoko.
The lizards are protected through pest trapping, the continuous planting of lizard-friendly plants, and specially designed lizard gardens where they can hide.
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This project is part of Te Taiao | Nature at Te Papa.