What is the Tōtara for Tōtaranui Project
The Tōtara for Tōtaranui project was established to provide an independent organisational structure to deliver the communities desire to conserve the Marlborough Sounds by protecting, restoring, and enhancing the land and the ocean for future generations and educating people why this is important.
It is a transformational project as it looks at the ecosystem as a whole, “from the sky to the ocean” and recognises its importance in supporting plant and animal life. Project decisions are based on good quality information, so we need to work together to ensure that the information that is collected can be applied and action taken rather than just solely adding to our knowledge of the systems or worse becoming documents that no one reads.
By coordinating actions, work can be achieved more efficiently and therefore cost effectively on a scale that will make a different to the plants and animals of the Marlborough Sounds.
It will take time, effort and investment to achieve and by working together we can achieve more than we can on our own.