TravelEssence Takes Part in Rainforest Restoration

Posted: Wed 20 Jul, 2011 4:05 PM

TravelEssence Takes Part in Rainforest Restoration

TravelEssence, Te Urewera Treks, the Tuhoe Tuawhenua Trust and the local Maori of Te Urewera have collaborated in the Te Urewera Rainforest Restoration project.The aim of the project is to restore parts of the forest to its glorious state as a native rainforest by planting native New Zealand trees such as Rimu, Totara, Matai and Beech. Each person will be tasked to plant nine trees requiring 6-metres of space between them. The trees planted will then be nurtured by locals and youth members of Te Urewera Maori within a 5-year period.


People who wish to take part of the rainforest restoration will also meet Urewera local, Joe Doherty, who will impart his knowledge of the Urewera Forest and the history and legends of the Maori people. As a participant of the restoration, you will be given the status of Kaitiaki Tautoko or honourary guardian of the forest.


The rainforest restoration project is a reflection of TravelEssence’s commitment to the sustainable and positive influence that tourism has on the environment and communities.


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