Orokonui

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is 307 hectares of  native forest in Dunedin, on the east coast of the South Island.

In less than 10 years, the Orokonui Ecosanctuary has become the only place on mainland of the South Island New Zealand where native birds, animals and insects can live a life safe from predators. They are free to fly, feed, mate and nest wherever they wish, exactly as they would in the wild.

Since the $2.2 million, 8.7km pest-proof fence was erected around the 307 hectares of protected habitat in 2007, pests have been almost entirely eradicated. This has allowed Orokonui Ecosanctuary to reintroduce a number of endangered species and there are encouraging signs they are adapting well to their new home.

 

Kaka
South Island Kaka
Nestor meridionalis

Kaka Kaka

 

 

Silvereye
Tauhou
Zosterops lateralis

Tauhou Tauhou

 

Rifleman
Titipounamu
Acanthisitta chloris

Rifleman

 

 

Bellbird
Korimako
Anthornis melanura

Bellbird

Bellbird

 

Source : Orokonui

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