Bay Conservation Alliance are into their second intake of Tauira Mahi for 2021. The first intake completed the programme in April and many of them now have new roles supporting conservation outcomes. These include pest control at Whakatane Kiwi Trust and Aongatete Forest Project, species monitoring, hapū projects and fish passage work.
The next 10 cadets are in week four of their program, having now completed training on predator control, map and app creation, water quality monitoring and species ID.
There is an action packed further 8 weeks to go, where cadets will also gain various NZQA certifications including outdoor first aid, light utility vehicle, growsafe and chainsaw licence.
For this intake Bay Conservation Alliance are excited to partner with Manaaki Te Awanui who will be sharing some of the work they do and giving the cadets an insight into biosecurity management of invasive species including the Asian paddle crab.
Tauira Mahi is a Jobs for Nature funded program to grow the capability in our region to care for our natural environment. Applications for intake 3 starting in September are now open.
Visit Bay Conservation Cadets – Tauira Mahi | Bay Conservation Alliance for further information.