Rotoroa wins Green Ribbon Award
10th June 2013
Rotoroa Island has won the 'Protecting our Biodiversity'
category of the Ministry for the Environment's annual Green Ribbon
The Awards, which recognise outstanding contributions by
organisations, businesses and communities to protecting the
environment, were announced in Wellington last week by the Minister
for the Environment, Amy Adams.
217 nominations were received for the awards, with the Manawahe
Kokako Trust and Rotoroa Island being finalists in the category,
"Protecting our Biodiversity".
Rotoroa Island trustee and chairman, Barrie Brown said the award
acknowledged the efforts of a large team of people involved in the
restoration of Rotoroa.
"Restoring the biodiversity of the island's ecology is a
principal goal of the Rotoroa Island Trust. This award recognises
our many partners, from the Salvation Army to Auckland Zoo and our
own island team."
The awards were announced on World Environment Day (5 June).
Each nomination was assessed by a panel of judges, whose criteria
included significant environmental benefit, innovation, and