Josef Langer Charitable Trust New Zealand
Conservation - Education - Recreation
While the Josef Langer Trust was set up originally from funds of Josef’s Estate, most monies have now been spent supporting the following projects over the last 13 years. The Trust is now unfortunately not in the position to provide funding for further projects until we have received sufficient donations and hut/camp fees etc. Attempts are also being made to qualify the reserve land for government funding via the One Billion Trees and Carbon Credits ETS scheme.
Projects Supported Since 2006;
(1) Possum control in Hinewai Reserve and the publication of Hugh Wilsons books on Natural History of Banks Peninsula and Plant Life of Banks Peninsula.
(2) Supported research into feasibility and eventual relocation of Tui to Banks Peninsula.
(3) Supported DOC, ECAN and private landowner predator control programmes in Flea Bay, Stony Bay and Le Bons Bay in conjunction with the International Antarctic Centre.
(4) Funded native bush and whitebait habitat restoration in conjunction with Le Bons Bay Enviro School and DOC.
(5) Fully funded Yellow Eyed Penguin, Hoiho, surveys for DOC.
(6) Major contributor to the predator exclusion fence around the Titi colony in Stony Bay and provision of interpretive panels.
(7) Provided original funding for Wildside Co-ordinator position for Marie Haley through the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust.
(8) Assisted with land covenants (fencing, surveying etc) for private protected areas in Goughs Bay, Fishermans Bay, Kaik Hill, Akaroa Heads and partial purchase costs of Saddle Hill.
(9) Passion fruit vine control in Hickory bay with DOC and ECAN.
(10) Contributed to biodiversity workshops and trap pools.
(11) Funded Banks Peninsula invertebrate study by Mike Bowie and Brian Patrick.
(12) Purchased 3 separate land titles in Le Bons Bay in 2010, 2012, 2014 to create the amazing 200ha Panama Reserve as a tangible living tribute to Josef Langer.