Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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.

Private kakapo viewing 'magic'

Private kakapo viewing 'magic'

A once-in-a-lifetime encounter with a kakapo has two Dunedin residents wondering if they can top the experience.

50 saddlebacks delivered to sanctuary

50 saddlebacks delivered to sanctuary

Fifty saddlebacks arrived safely at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary yesterday after a journey by boat and helicopter that began on Tuesday.

The very rarest of rare birds

The very rarest of rare birds

Sirocco is coming back to Orokonui to get you hooked on kakapo conservation, writes Karin Ludwig.

Ecosanctuary funding down after three years

The Orokonui Ecosanctuary has just had its third birthday, but there are concerns as membership and funding have both dropped.

Getting ready for kakapo

With only seven weeks until the arrival of celebrity kakapo Sirocco, preparations have begun at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Botanic garden kaka in return to her birthplace

A kaka bred at the Dunedin Botanic Garden has made her way home, and appears to be taking up residence.

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