Is that a kiwi I hear?

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Is That A Kiwi I Hear?

Project 2015-11-05 10:33:36 +1300

Update

Our campaign has now been funded and we've raised enough to buy eight acoustic recorders - thank you so much for all your support!

We've still got some awesome rewards available and any money now raised will go towards funding pest and predator control projects. Every additional $100 is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year from the jaws and claws of vicious predators so please continue to pledge generously to help our precious kiwi.

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We're raising money to buy eight acoustic recorders to help us find and protect more kiwi. Please join us in the fight to save our precious birds.

How will these acoustic recorders help save kiwi?

Acoustic recorder

It's an exciting time in kiwi conservation - we're on the cusp of being able to turn the decline of kiwi numbers into growth. To do this, we need identify new areas of kiwi habitat and bring them under managment but finding those new areas isn't always easy. If people think they have seen or heard kiwi in their area, this needs to be verified. One method of doing this is by listening for kiwi calls.

It's not always easy to capture the sights and sounds of kiwi calling

Kiwi calling

Where pest and predator control programmes are already in place, volunteers often undertake call count monitoring. This entails sitting out in the bush at night listening for kiwi calls and counting them to determine the number of kiwi in the area and whether they are males or females.

However, in the more out-of-the-way areas where the presence of kiwi hasn't been confirmed, it isn't practical for volunteers to do this. That's where an acoustic recorder comes in. These devices are designed to run for multiple days, or even weeks, capturing the sounds of the bush. The recordings can then be analysed for kiwi calls, or signs of other wildlife. 

Vulnerable kiwi chicks only have a 5% chance of survival with no protection

Kiwi chick

If we detect kiwi, we can then look at what programmes we can put in place to protect them and improve their chances of survival. Without these acoustic recorders, we may not be able to confirm if there are kiwi in some areas, meaning that they'll be left to fend for themselves. In unmanaged areas, a kiwi chick only has a 5% chance of survival. Without our help, kiwi populations are likely to die out. Please join us by helping to find and protect more of our precious birds. 

How much do we need?

The recorders cost $400 each so we’re trying to raise $4,000 to purchase eight and cover PledgeMe fees and other production costs. Your pledge could be a life-saver for kiwi.

If we raise more than our target, all additional funds will go towards pest and predator control, keeping kiwi safe when we find them. Every additional $100 is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year.

Rewards

Rewards

Gorgeous books, cuddly kiwi, name a rowi, delicious cookies...who could resist?

We have some great rewards available. Some of them we can hopefully get to you before Christmas. For those that we can’t, we can send you a gift card explaining what they have been gifted for you to give to them on the day. Then the excitement of Christmas lasts longer as they can look forward to receiving their present early next year!

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any comments or questions. Thank you for helping to protect our precious kiwi.

International Shipping

If you'd like to pledge to our campaign but you're not in New Zealand and would like your reward posted overseas, please add $10 to your pledge for postage. 

Thank yous

Thank you so much to our fantastic reward supporters, Sir Graham Henry, Kat Merewether, Mataia Restoration Project, West Coast Wildlife Centre and Moustache. You're all awesome.

Comments

Updates 3

We did it!

07/12/2015 at 12:32 PM

Wow - we met our target with a week to go! Amazing. We're incredibly grateful to all of our fantastic pledgers - thank you so much!

We do still have a week left of our campaign so if you'd like to grab yourself an awesome reward, there are still plenty to go around. Any additional money that we raise will be used to fund pest and predator control projects, keeping kiwi safe from the jaws and claws of vicious predators.

Every additional $100 is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year so your pledge will definitely go a long way to help protect our precious kiwi.

Thank you so much for all the support we have had so far. Can we get to $5,000 and protect another 10 kiwi???

You need to pledge to see this update.

Over $1,200 already - thank you!

30/11/2015 at 8:36 PM

Oh wow - you've already helped us raise $1,200 in just a few hours - thank you all so much. Please do share the campaign with friends and family. You could maybe even put one of the rewards on your Christmas list!

We've still got a way to go but with such awesome supporters, we'll find those kiwi before you can say "Is that a kiwi I hear?".

Thank you for helping to find and protect more kiwi.

The Kiwis for Kiwi team

    Pledgers 71

    Fleur Pedersen
    2015-11-30 17:12:40 +1300
    Dylan Joffe
    2015-11-30 16:54:52 +1300
    Alastair Black
    2015-11-30 16:33:30 +1300
    Nicol
    2015-11-30 16:29:52 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-30 15:50:54 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-30 15:45:23 +1300

    "Good luck!"

    Fay Coulter
    2015-11-30 15:44:52 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-30 15:38:58 +1300
    Flick
    2015-11-30 15:36:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-11-30 15:35:44 +1300

    "Great cause - let's find those kiwi!"

    chris
    2015-11-30 13:23:33 +1300

    Followers 4

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    Is That A Kiwi I Hear?

    Project 2015-11-05 10:33:36 +1300

    Update

    Our campaign has now been funded and we've raised enough to buy eight acoustic recorders - thank you so much for all your support!

    We've still got some awesome rewards available and any money now raised will go towards funding pest and predator control projects. Every additional $100 is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year from the jaws and claws of vicious predators so please continue to pledge generously to help our precious kiwi.

    _________________

     

    We're raising money to buy eight acoustic recorders to help us find and protect more kiwi. Please join us in the fight to save our precious birds.

    How will these acoustic recorders help save kiwi?

    Acoustic recorder

    It's an exciting time in kiwi conservation - we're on the cusp of being able to turn the decline of kiwi numbers into growth. To do this, we need identify new areas of kiwi habitat and bring them under managment but finding those new areas isn't always easy. If people think they have seen or heard kiwi in their area, this needs to be verified. One method of doing this is by listening for kiwi calls.

    It's not always easy to capture the sights and sounds of kiwi calling

    Kiwi calling

    Where pest and predator control programmes are already in place, volunteers often undertake call count monitoring. This entails sitting out in the bush at night listening for kiwi calls and counting them to determine the number of kiwi in the area and whether they are males or females.

    However, in the more out-of-the-way areas where the presence of kiwi hasn't been confirmed, it isn't practical for volunteers to do this. That's where an acoustic recorder comes in. These devices are designed to run for multiple days, or even weeks, capturing the sounds of the bush. The recordings can then be analysed for kiwi calls, or signs of other wildlife. 

    Vulnerable kiwi chicks only have a 5% chance of survival with no protection

    Kiwi chick

    If we detect kiwi, we can then look at what programmes we can put in place to protect them and improve their chances of survival. Without these acoustic recorders, we may not be able to confirm if there are kiwi in some areas, meaning that they'll be left to fend for themselves. In unmanaged areas, a kiwi chick only has a 5% chance of survival. Without our help, kiwi populations are likely to die out. Please join us by helping to find and protect more of our precious birds. 

    How much do we need?

    The recorders cost $400 each so we’re trying to raise $4,000 to purchase eight and cover PledgeMe fees and other production costs. Your pledge could be a life-saver for kiwi.

    If we raise more than our target, all additional funds will go towards pest and predator control, keeping kiwi safe when we find them. Every additional $100 is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year.

    Rewards

    Rewards

    Gorgeous books, cuddly kiwi, name a rowi, delicious cookies...who could resist?

    We have some great rewards available. Some of them we can hopefully get to you before Christmas. For those that we can’t, we can send you a gift card explaining what they have been gifted for you to give to them on the day. Then the excitement of Christmas lasts longer as they can look forward to receiving their present early next year!

    Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any comments or questions. Thank you for helping to protect our precious kiwi.

    International Shipping

    If you'd like to pledge to our campaign but you're not in New Zealand and would like your reward posted overseas, please add $10 to your pledge for postage. 

    Thank yous

    Thank you so much to our fantastic reward supporters, Sir Graham Henry, Kat Merewether, Mataia Restoration Project, West Coast Wildlife Centre and Moustache. You're all awesome.

    Comments

    We did it!

    07/12/2015 at 12:32 PM

    Wow - we met our target with a week to go! Amazing. We're incredibly grateful to all of our fantastic pledgers - thank you so much!

    We do still have a week left of our campaign so if you'd like to grab yourself an awesome reward, there are still plenty to go around. Any additional money that we raise will be used to fund pest and predator control projects, keeping kiwi safe from the jaws and claws of vicious predators.

    Every additional $100 is enough to protect a kiwi for an entire year so your pledge will definitely go a long way to help protect our precious kiwi.

    Thank you so much for all the support we have had so far. Can we get to $5,000 and protect another 10 kiwi???

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Over $1,200 already - thank you!

    30/11/2015 at 8:36 PM

    Oh wow - you've already helped us raise $1,200 in just a few hours - thank you all so much. Please do share the campaign with friends and family. You could maybe even put one of the rewards on your Christmas list!

    We've still got a way to go but with such awesome supporters, we'll find those kiwi before you can say "Is that a kiwi I hear?".

    Thank you for helping to find and protect more kiwi.

    The Kiwis for Kiwi team

      Fleur Pedersen
      2015-11-30 17:12:40 +1300
      Dylan Joffe
      2015-11-30 16:54:52 +1300
      Alastair Black
      2015-11-30 16:33:30 +1300
      Nicol
      2015-11-30 16:29:52 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-30 15:50:54 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-30 15:45:23 +1300

      "Good luck!"

      Fay Coulter
      2015-11-30 15:44:52 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-30 15:38:58 +1300
      Flick
      2015-11-30 15:36:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-11-30 15:35:44 +1300

      "Great cause - let's find those kiwi!"

      chris
      2015-11-30 13:23:33 +1300

      Followers of Is that a kiwi I hear?

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 14/12/2015 at 1:00 PM.