Date: 3rd November 2023
The extra funding was announced by MPI at the 2023 Wilding Pine conference heled in October in Queenstown. It has been provided by the Department of Conservation. The extra funding will be prioritised to areas that have the most spread-prone species of wilding pine, the vulnerability of surrounding land and the area-to-cost ratio. We will provide more information in the coming weeks.
The impacts of the funding and the need for more funding in Otago was well put in a media article recently that interviewed Gretchen Roberston, chair of the Otago Regional Council. https://crux.org.nz/crux-news/wilding-pines-control-gets-7m-boost/.
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