They say he doesn't know he's a bird. Sirocco the kakapo
thinks he's human.
The Orokonui Ecosanctuary needs to be recognised as a
place for Pakeha conservation ethics, Otago anthropologist
Jill Hamel says.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary founder and former chairman of the
ecosanctuary trust, Raph Allen, warns about the dangers of
proposed changes to the trust's constitution. They will be
considered by trust members on Thursday.
Global media star, Sirocco the kakapo, will visit Dunedin in
September, taking up residence at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
A kakapo who became an internet sensation after he was filmed
getting frisky with a zoologist is set to go on tour during
the Rugby World Cup.
The controversial proposed changes to Otago Natural History
Trust's deed have been released to members before a special
general meeting later this month.
It's a fine line between success and failure for the
Orokonui Ecosanctuary. The fine line is a fence, Elton Smith
Karitane kaumatua are distancing themselves from Kati Huirapa
runanga's pursuit of a formal relationship with Orokonui
Proposed changes to Otago Natural History Trust's
constitution to allow trust members to be appointed is
undemocratic, its founder and former chairman Ralph Allen
Suspicions mice are getting through the corners and culverts
of Orokonui Ecosanctuary's predator-proof fence has led to
plans for an upgrade.
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