OMV New Zealand has partnered with environmental charity Project Crimson to support two large scale tree planting projects in Taranaki and the Wairarapa in the North Island of New Zealand. The objective of this project is to collectively support the large scale restoration of indigenous forests.
In Taranaki the natural habitats of taonga species along the Waiwhakaiho river catchment will be revitalised and restored. More than 40.000 trees will be planted over 5 hectars.
In the Wairarapa region the purpose of the project is to establish ecological corridors across Tonganui to reconnect the indigenous forests of the mountain ranges across the valley through indigenous plantings. Here over 150.000 trees will be planted over 18 hectares.
The area includes Wairarapa Moana, the largest wetland in the North Island south of Taupo, surrounding farmland, mountain ranges of the Aorangi and Remutaka to the east and west, their steep catchments with water flowing into the Ruamahanga River, the moana, and coast on Palliser Bay.
Supported United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
SDG 13 - Climate action
SDG 15 - Life on land