The Project Manu group is based in Te Kuiti and has been working in the Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve (200 hectares) since 1995.Project Manu aims to protect and improve the biodiversity of the reserve.They were inspired by the diversity and numbers of birds and flora at the Mapara Kokako reserve and hoped to emulate this effect on the local flora and fauna! The group have grown to 50 volunteers with a stable core and regular new members.
New Zealand’s beetle life is diverse. There are more than 4,500 named, native species. This is more than all New Zealand plant, fish, frogs, reptile, bird and mammal species combined. About 90% of New Zealand beetles are endemic to New Zealand meaning that they are found nowhere else in the world. The Te Aroha stag beetle is found on Mt Te Aroha and is a large flightless beetle with a black glossy body flecked with brown. The wing cases and the front part of the thorax often appear hairy.Both the male and female have antler shaped mandibles (jaws). These are used to grasp, tear, and push food into their mouth.
The modifications on the Doc200 are a quick release child proof safety latch which requires four deliberate movements to open the box and a trap catch notifications alarm system.
Welcome to the Waikato Biodiversity Forum
The Waikato Biodiversity Forum is a partnership between research and management agencies, iwi groups, private landowners, communities and projects in relation to native biodiversity in the Waikato region of New Zealand.
The Forum's region of interest extends down to the northern slopes of the Tongariro National Park, across to Mokau on the west coast and up to just north of Port Waikato and includes the Coromandel Peninsula and land west of the Kaimais.
For information about the Forum click on About Us page or phone 0800 BIODIV (246348)