Birdsong returns to Omaui

30 October, 2020

Volunteer Cooper Allan helps out during a Omaui Landcare Charitable Trust workday in the Omaui forest. Photo: Supplied


About the community group/organisation/individual

Omaui Landcare Charitable Trust (OLCT) was established in June 2013 to improve the health of the Omaui forest and its native fauna populations by reducing the numbers of predators harming vegetation and wildlife.

The trust’s work includes continuing to service traps and monitor predator population.


What the grant went towards

Omaui Landcare Charitable Trust received $15,000 from the ILT Foundation towards the costs of operating 573 rat and stoat traps in the Omaui reserves.

The foundation has been supporting the work of the trust since 2016.


What the grant means to the community group/organisation

“The trust works with volunteer labour and appreciates the financial input from community organisations, including the ILT Foundation, to ensure this important work is undertaken,” Omaui Landcare Charitable Trust chairman Malcolm Loan said.

“Bird numbers have greatly increased [as a result of the work] and you can hear the birdsong, including Tui, Bellbirds and Kereru.”