For the first time in about 500 years, the South Island is
again home to tuatara hatched in the wild.
Saddleback farming is going on at Orokonui Ecosanctuary,
as conservation manager Elton Smith reports.
Tahu Mackenzie reports on an exciting new development in
her work at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
A Haast tokoeka kiwi was handed over to the care of Orokonui
Ecosanctuary and released into a burrow along its kiwi track
Alyth Grant reports on the growth and care of the flax grove
near the entrance to Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
The South Island robin population at Orokonui Ecosanctuary
has exploded, going from 17 just three years ago to about 235
today. Fiona Gordon reports.
The bird life of Orokonui Ecosanctuary picked the right day
to show themselves - the first visit of Department of
Conservation director-general Lou Sanson.
New Zealand's most imposing resident is branching out.
Community efforts to restore habitats and protect
species through fenced enclosures may be taking the pressure
off the Government support conservation, Otago business
academic Prof Colin Campbell-Hunt says.
An ''exceptional'' breeding season for two translocated bird
species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a boost for conservation
and advocacy, Prof Ian Jamieson says.
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