Friday, May 19, 2006

KAKAPO PARROTS - Cash boost for Kiwi tradition of camping

Here's New Zealand's Stuff with news of a cash boost for the Kiwi tradition of camping.
Conservation groups have been allocated $311 million in this year's Budget, including cash for camping grounds to keep the traditional Kiwi summer holiday alive.
Some of the money will be used by DOC to pilot the Natural Heritage Management System – a project monitoring trends of key species like kiwi and kakapo, and native forests.