Urgent interim measures need to be taken to protect the
endangered New Zealand sea lion population given the serious
rate of decline in pup numbers in the Auckland Islands,
scientists and conservationists say.
Sixty wild tuatara from the Marlborough Sounds will soon make
their home at Orokonui Ecosanctuary but only two captive-bred
reptiles will be able to be seen by visitors until they have
settled into their new environment.
The Central Otago Ecological Trust, which aims to save the
Otago skink from extinction, has taken top honours at the
TrustPower Central Otago District Community Awards, announced
in Cromwell last night.