March 2013 Recipients
The Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust based in Blenheim has been granted $2,512 by the Mazda Foundation to assist in the purchase of an essential incubator and brooder for its New Zealand Falcon captive breeding and release programme.
The famous New Zealand Falcon, featured on New Zealand’s $20 note, is the country’s only remaining endemic native bird of prey and is considered a nationally threatened species and at risk of extinction. The purchase of an incubator and brooder will increase the number of breeding techniques available to the Trust and support them in achieving a successful breeding season.
The grant is intended to help to safeguard the national treasure by improving breeding and rehabilitation facilities resulting in the release of as many birds as possible into the wild.