Earlier this month, Anna was awarded a DOC BLAKE Ambassadorship for 2019/20, to continue the adventurous and environmental legacy of the late Sir Peter Blake. In March next year, she will be heading to Te Anau to work alongside the Takahē Recovery Team and assist with supplementary feeding, predator control, and infrastructure work such as track cutting or marking. This will also be an excellent opportunity for some science communication relating to one of the world's pioneering endangered species recovery programmes!
The BLAKE Ambassadors program has every year and since 2007 provided opportunities for 10 young New Zealanders to work on projects in Antartica, the Southern, Southwest Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and throughout New Zealand. The program works in partnership with Antartica New Zealand, NIWA, Tara Expeditions Foundation and the Department of Conservation, and allows the young ambassadors to work alongside teams of scientists, conservationists, engineers and conservators on environmental and heritage restoration projects.
Well done Anna for another recognition of her endless motivation on New Zealand native species conservation!