The project is funded mainly by a Foundation for Research Science and Technology grant to Rakiura Maori. Further financial assistance was contributed by the University of Otago, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, New Zealand Lottery Science, New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd., the New Zealand Department of Conservation, the Southland Licensing Trust and a Pacific Development & Conservation Trust grant. Southwest Helicopters Ltd., have helped transport the research team free of charge. The research would not be possible without the co-operation of scores of muttonbirders that allow their harvest to be observed and provide logistical support to the research team.

The need for this research
Study areas
A bicultural research approach
Matauranga and science
About titi
Scientific design