Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Sanctuary robins are thriving

Sanctuary robins are thriving

The South Island robin population at Orokonui Ecosanctuary has exploded, going from 17 just three years ago to about 235 today. Fiona Gordon reports.

Ecosanctuary one of Dunedin's jewels in the crown: Doc boss

Ecosanctuary one of Dunedin's jewels in the crown: Doc boss

The bird life of Orokonui Ecosanctuary picked the right day to show themselves - the first visit of Department of Conservation director-general Lou Sanson.

NZ's tallest tree growing ever taller

NZ's tallest tree growing ever taller

New Zealand's most imposing resident is branching out.

Warning ecosanctuary erodes official efforts

Warning ecosanctuary erodes official efforts

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.

Robins, saddlebacks breeding

Robins, saddlebacks breeding

An ''exceptional'' breeding season for two translocated bird species at Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a boost for conservation and advocacy, Prof Ian Jamieson says.

A perfect partnership

A perfect partnership

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is an example of a partnership in action, writes David Agnew.

Hunting the saddleback

Hunting  the saddleback

Orokonui Ecosanctuary's conservation manager, Elton Smith, recently oversaw the transfer of 50 South Island saddlebacks, a threatened species, from an island in deepest, darkest Fiordland.

Ecosanctuary sets sights on $2m fund

Ecosanctuary sets sights on $2m fund

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is hoping to build up a foundation fund of up to $2 million from bequests and donations to help tide it over the tough times.

Conference on 'citizen-initiated' conservation

More than 170 people will attend a conference in Dunedin this month aimed at helping ''citizen-initiated'' conservation meet the challenges it is facing as the responsibility for looking after New Zealand's biodiversity increasingly falls on the community.

Takahe pair nesting at Orokonui

The discovery of a takahe nest at Orokonui Ecosanctuary may lead to a fertile pair of the birds being translocated to the enclosure.

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