Bat Recovery Project Marlborough
Bats are New Zealand's only native land mammals. Three species known to New Zealand are the greater short-tailed bat (Mystacina robusta), the lesser short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata); which are endemic, and the long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus).
The devastating and ongoing decline in New Zealand’s bats is a result of the mammalian predators (rats, stoats and cats) that arrived with humans.
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve/Titiraukawa, is home to one of the last remaining populations of bats in the top of the South Island.
With the assistance of volunteers, Forest & Bird has initiated a trapping programme to protect the Pelorus Bridge bat population. 10% of this coming year’s SkinCare product profits will be donated to the Bat Recovery Project in the Pelorus Bridge Reserve.