The Canopy Conservation Trust is committed to creating a pest-free environment covering approximately 220ha of the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve.
In 2012 the spectacular native forest Rotorua Canopy Tours operate in was silent. It had been overrun by possums, rats and stoats which had killed almost every bird in the area and decimated the surrounding eco-system.
Rotorua Canopy Tours began restoring this pristine environment so our native bird chorus could return. We have spent over $250,000 so far and created a 35km trapping network using world-leading technology to successfully remove thousands of introduced pests.
This forest is now thriving – the birds have returned along with other rare, previously undiscovered, species.
The Canopy Conservation Trust has now been formed with the support of the Department of Conservation to continue our efforts.