Welcome to Better Ancestors, and our weekly video series throughout 2021. This series is dedicated to telling the stories of those amazing people in our world who are trying to be better ancestors to future generations. The planet is experiencing catastrophic environmental disaster, and it is up to us to think long term and take action to ensure a sustainable and healthy future for all of humanity. Using the stories of those already leading the charge in sustainability as inspiration, we should all ask ourselves, what can I do to be a better ancestor?
This week Better Ancestors visits Brad Windust, trustee of Bay Bush Action. For 10 years, Brad and his organisation have been trapping invasive mammal pests in a section of Opua State Forest, and have seen unbelievable regrowth of native bush and the return of countless native species in that time. Brad is a vegan and loves all animals, but sees the reality that without combating the invasion of extremely harmful species like possums and stoats, we will lose many of the beautiful and unique native species of Aotearoa. Also, as possum’s consume trees and vegetation, they trigger a cascading collapse which destroys one of our best existing carbon sinks, native NZ forests. Please follow the links below to help support Bay Bush Action or hire Brad and his highly trained pest-detection dog Milo.
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Episode 10 premieres next week, March 14.