Rewa Bush Biodiversity Monitoring Group

About us

​The Rewa Bush Biodiversity Monitoring Group is a collaboration between Sustainable Wairarapa Inc. (SWI) and Friends of Rewa Bush. Rewa Bush Conservation Area is a rarely-visited 1200ha area of indigenous forest in the Eastern Wairarapa hill country that contains a significant amount of old growth podocarp forest.


    • Long-tailed bats detected at two separate locations in the reserve, and one location nearby – using acoustic monitors
    • Further research into long-tailed bat populations
    • Lizard and beetle monitoring
      Bird monitoring – using acoustic monitors