Million Metres Project
We set a big goal for 2017, and ended up raising enough funds with donations from our Big Yoghi jar sales to help Million Metres plant 2,143 trees along NZ’s rivers!
We have a lot of respect for Million Metres and what they’re doing. Here’s why riparian (the wetlands beside rivers and streams) planting is important:
Why the need for planting?
1/4 of our forests
Aotearoa has lost almost 3/4 of indigenous forest since the arrival of humans.
68% of ecosystems are threatened
Loss of habitat in NZ has meant that now 68% of indigenous ecosystems are threatened.
Benefits of Riparian Planting:
1. Habitats for threatened species
Creates a habitat for many threatened native bird and fish species.
2. Helps to filter
Helps to filter pollutants and sediments from agricultural and urban run-off.
3. Helps to prevents erosion & flooding
Stabilises stream banks from erosion and reduces flooding effects by acting as a sponge.