New Zealand's native frogs are an ancient group of frogs that have changed very little in the last 70 million years.
Sadly, many of them are currently under threat of extinction, including the Hochstetter’s Frog. Through our work with CVNZ, we are helping the Hochstetter’s through habitat restoration, increased predator control, population studies and education programmes.
This programme will begin with the protection of a colony of frogs in the Waitākere Ranges. It is roughly estimated that 1,000 Hochstetter’s frogs live in the Waitākeres and it is hoped that this number will grow. Working with Auckland Council staff at the Waitākere Ranges and Conservation Volunteers NZ, we have built a recovery program for the Hochstetter’s frog to establish a predator control programme across a 300-hectare area in the Upper Huia Dam Catchment. Our focus is to restore and protect their native habitats, reduce the impact of introduced predators and raise awareness within the local community.
Mondelēz New Zealand Volunteers with CVNZ
Our teams in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch participate in Volunteer Days alongside Conservation Volunteers NZ. From site clean-ups to tree planting, we have been getting our hands dirty across New Zealand.