at Snells Beach
What We Do
Snells Shoreline Conservation Community actively assists local authorities in pest control and protection of wildlife at the beach.
Removal of pest plants and planting of natives
Alerting appropriate people of vulnerable nests
Assisting with the management of cordons to protect nests and shorebird roosting areas
We research what is being done elsewhere to learn best practices and gain alternative ideas of ways we can assist Snells Beach shorebirds.
Toitū te marae a Tāne, toitū te marae a Tangaroa, toitū te tangata.
If the land is well and the sea is well, the people will thrive.
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PROTECT – RESTORE – ENJOY
Snells Beach is a spectacular site to see endangered New Zealand dotterels (tūturiwhatu), migratory bar-tailed godwits (kuaka) and occasionally the critically threatened fairy tern (tara iti), among many other species of wildlife .
With the arrival of humans and all that comes with us – land clearance, mammalian predators and urbanisation, the fragile habitat of the shorebirds at our little coastal town has virtually collapsed.
Imagine how the shoreline looked a thousand years ago.
You can help restore the fragile biodiversity of Snells Beach with small actions that will make a big difference to endemic and native shorebirds.
Koronga – He manako te kōura i kore ai.
Purpose – Wishing for the crayfish won’t bring it.