Wingspan’s director, Debbie Stewart will speak about falcon releases in the city at Rotorua U3A’s open meeting on Wednesday April 19 in the Bridge Club rooms, Neil Hunt Park, starting at 10am.
Now into its fourth year, Wingspan’s On the Wing project made conservation history with the first release of a threatened species in the centre of a New Zealand city. “This was a brave conservation initiative – a first in New Zealand and a significant community effort,” says Debbie.
Debbie will background Wingspan’s philosophy and outline the challenges in this urban falcon release project which aims to bring falcons into the everyday lives of New Zealanders.
Refreshments are served from 9.30am. Visitors are most welcome and U3A non-members are invited to contribute a gold coin koha.