Researching native bats
Andrea Dekroot's PhD work in 2005 triggered our awareness that the threatened long-tailed bats (Chalinolobus tuberculata) were still present on Mt Pirongia. Since then we have undertaken training for volunteers and carried out monitoring of native bats on Mt Pirongia. As technology has developed we have procured monitoring equipment and worked with specialist ecologists to develop an understanding of Mt Pirongia's native bat population.
We are currently looking for a passionate native bat leader to re-energise this project and help us update our monitoring work.
to help us learn more about the existing species on the maunga