South Otago Forest & Bird are marking 100 years of Forest & Bird by hosting ‘‘Humans in the Catlins — The Environmental Impact’’ exhibition at Owaka Museum.
The group organised the exhibition as their contribution to celebrating the centenary of Forest & Bird this year and localised it by providing informational awareness about human life in the Catlins.
The group is involved in growing native plants, predator trapping, bat monitoring, habitat restoration, marine conservation, raising awareness about climate change, and environmental advocacy and education.
Their Tautuku restoration project aims to control predators in 4500ha of native forest where surveys show that pekapeka/long-tailed bats, matata/South Island fernbird, yellow-crowned kakariki and mokopirirakau /Tautuku gecko still exist.
The free exhibition runs until September 29.