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CHOG Strategic Plan 2021-25

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Mission

Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group is dedicated to the study and conservation of birds and other wildlife in Christchurch Harbour and adjacent areas. The group seeks to do this through recording, informing, educating and engaging with relevant organisations, groups and individuals.   


Objective 1: Recording

To record, through observation and ringing, the birds and other wildlife of Christchurch Harbour and its adjacent areas. 

Outline Strategies:

  • Field observations of wildlife
  • Ringing – to support and increase ringing activity
  • Liaison – maintain relationships and information exchange with other recording and scientific organisations 


Objective 2: Promotion of Wildlife Conservation 

To engage with the local community and relevant stakeholders to increase awareness of wildlife

Outline Strategies:

  • Continue to build membership and enhance its value
  • To continue to produce and improve the annual report, ‘The Birds of Christchurch Harbour’, and to increase its distribution
  • Maintain digital media channels in terms of daily updates, features, information and news, in order to increase the number of visitors
  • Indoor Events – continue to offer and publicise winter indoor meetings 
  • Outdoor Events – continue to offer and publicise field events
  • Liaison with local media and stakeholders, including landowners, businesses and NPOs


Objective 3: Conservation

To participate in, and offer advice on, conservation activities and projects.

Outline Strategies: 

  • Advising and liaising with landowners, outside organisations and individuals on conservation activities, issues and projects. 
  • Acting as a point of consultation and opinion-former on matters affecting Harbour conservation 
  • See membership growth strategy as key, as greater membership gives greater ‘voice’ in conservation matters 


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CHOG Committee

CHOG is managed by an annually elected committee. To find out more about the committee...
CHOG Committee page >>

Chairman, Chris Chapleo, receiving a donation from the Captain's Club Hotel for the placement of bat boxes around Wick.

CHOG Committee

CHOG is managed by an annually elected committee. To find out more…
CHOG Committee page >>

 

 

 

 

Chairman, Chris Chapleo, receiving a donation from the Captain’s Club Hotel for the placement of bat boxes around Wick.