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.
South Island Kaka
Source : Orokonui