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Current Projects

The Trust is working with many community groups and agencies on these public projects.

The Citizen Science Hub for Taranaki is the place to find our local citizen science projects.  It is home to the popular Phil Bendle / TERRAIN images.

CatMapCatMap - Where does your cat go? This Curious Minds project with Welbourn School, New Plymouth, is looking at how domestic cats interact with sensitive natural areas and investigating positive outcomes for pet cat welfare and endangered species conservation.

Taranaki Furbabies - a 'Curious Minds Project' run by Wild for Taranaki and engaging three schools, Central School, Makahu School and Highlands Intermediate.

Project Hotspot - a 'Curious Minds Project', with Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society and NatureWatch NZ. Little blue penguins/Korora, reef herons, seals and orca.

PestMapper - with various Kiwi and restoration groups, ecosanctuaries with halo operations (Rotokare Scienic Reserve and Orokonui), the Dotterel Defenders and Pukeiti Rhododendron Trust.

'Pukekura Park - Living Science' with the Friends of Pukekura Park. A recently completed 'Curious Minds Project', working with teachers, Central School, and the RSNZ Science Teachers Leadership Programme.

TERRAIN  The Friends of Te Henui have a wonderful archive of natural history images by Phil Bendle. We have a database of over 14,500 free images of New Zealand flora and fauna that are available for students and the public.

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