Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust
Te Poari Koro Tui


Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust

The forests and beaches of Abel Tasman are once again filled with the birdsong that awakens and delights visitors.
Kia whakaoho te mauri o te Ata-hapara. Kia rongo, Kia Kite, Ki te reo koro tui o Te Tai tapu

Trustees

 

Alistair Sheat
Alistair Sheat

Alistair has 20 years’ experience as a research manager with Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR), managing water quality, community participation, and service science research teams. He has spent many years enjoying the natural beauty and experiences that the Park has to offer. He is an active member of our volunteer group. Alistair is our current Chairperson.

 

Andrea Goodman
Andrea Goodman

Andrea has a strong background in conservation, ecology and wildlife management. She is a passionate advocate for living with indigenous biodiversity in our backyards and ensuring we nurture and protect our environment for future generations.

 

Bruce Whitwell
Bruce Whitwell

Bruce has a teaching and ICT background. He has a long family connection with both Apple Tree Bay and Torrent Bay and has a vested interest in the health of the park. He is an active member of our volunteer group.

 

Darryl Wilson
Darryl Wilson

A long–term local resident, Darryl is the CEO of the successful family tourism business Wilsons Abel Tasman. Visitors using his company get to learn about the amazing conservation stories in the Abel Tasman. Darryl is one of our founding Trustees.

 

Kim McGlashen
Kim McGlashen

Kim maintains an active involvement in companies involved with exporting, manufacturing and primary production. He brings to the Trust both commercial and governance experience.

 

Brian Bell
Brian Bell

As a natural resource economist Brian's focus has been on the improvement of environmental outcomes while ensuring profitable and sustainable farming and overall better community wellbeing (economic, social, cultural, environmental). Brian has a long affiliation with conservation and gained valuable experience in bird translocations whilst on the 'Friends of Mana Island' executive. He is an active ATBT volunteer.

 

Biff Kitson
Biff Kitson

Biff holds an MSc in plant breeding and has a background in agriculture/horticulture as well as native plant production. Biff is passionate about the Abel Tasman National Park and wants to ensure its kaitiakitanga for future generations. She is an active ATBT volunteer.

 

 Marieann Keenan
Marieann Keenan

Marieann has a background in counselling and education both in New Zealand and overseas. She lives near the Abel Tasman National Park and is committed to the environmental well being of this beautiful area. She is an active member of our volunteer group.

 

Abby Butler
Abby Butler

Abby is currently the coordinator for the Trust. She holds a BSc in Zoology and has a background in conservation work.

 

All Trustees are volunteers with a passion for the Park and a commitment to its future.

 

 

Abel Tasman National Park - photo by Ruth Bollongino

 

 

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