In 2019, Experience Pūrangi undertook a study of the critically endangered long-tail bat to define the home territory it occupies within Pūrangi, East Taranaki.
The study expanded on previous research to collect information about the presence and location of Pekapeka in the Pouiatoa Conservation Estate. Data will be collected and analysed to understand the distribution of the long tail bat population. This information will be used to plot known bat presence and add to the Taranaki map to identify presence and gaps.
Department of Conservation, Taranaki Regional Council, Sound Counts, Jono More, Inglewood High School, Puke Ariki, Catlins Bats long tail bat specialists.