Ecosanctuary finalist in awards

Orokonui Ecosanctuary conservation manager Elton Smith releases a takahe as part of a breeding programme in January. Photo: Gerard O'Brien
Orokonui Ecosanctuary conservation manager Elton Smith releases a takahe as part of a breeding programme in January. Photo: Gerard O'Brien

Dunedin's Orokonui Ecosanctuary is a finalist in the 2016 Green Ribbon Awards, to be announced in June.

The awards, presented by Environment Minister Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry, recognise groups that are doing ‘‘extraordinary work in their communities to restore and protect the environment''.

The ecosanctuary is a finalist in the "protecting our biodiversity" category.

The awards will be held on June 7. 

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