Make a real difference to the work of the Coal Island Trust. And because we are a New Zealand registered charity, your donation qualifies for a 33 per cent New Zealand tax rebate if you’re a New Zealand taxpayer. Just request a tax receipt when making your donation.
How your donation helps our work:
$100 – Food for one volunteer for a three-day trap-clearing trip
$350 – Pays for one DoC 150 double trap, including transportation costs to Preservation Inlet via Southern Winds and deployment
$650 – Cost of digital hand-held radio for ship-to-shore or person-to-person communication
$1250 – week-long volunteer trip aboard Southern Winds, all expenses covered ex Te Anau. Come and experience this unique Fiordland environment for yourself, clear traps on Coal Island, the mainland and surrounding islands; and experience life aboard the Southern Winds!
$2750 – Cost of a helicopter flight to fly in a team of three trap-clearing volunteers to Coal Island
$4500 – Fully funded helicopter trap-clearing trip for three volunteers to clear traps on both Coal Island and the mainland
$9500 – fully fund a new project to monitor and record (via digital cameras) any native bats that may already be present on Coal Island
$12,000 – Supporting a proposed camera monitoring project on Coal Island to record and analyse nocturnal bird and (potential) pest movements and habits. Donor will be provided with an edited video of movement captured by their camera/s
$24,000 – estimated cost to fully fund a new 40-trap trap-line on the mainland above Preservation Inlet, including cost of traps, relocation via Southern Winds DoC boat; aerial drops via helicopter, track cutting (three-man team for three days); GPS location recording of each trap; volunteer and sundry expenses
$75,000 – estimated cost of relocating a new native bird species (such as saddleback) on to Coal Island (sufficient numbers to establish a breeding colony)