Kakapo and kiwi will be on Dunedin's doorstep with plans to construct a $4.6 million ecosanctuary at Orokonui.For those who've installed Google's marvellous Google Earth product, here's Waitati on Blueskin Bay KMZ file which should "fly you" directly to this location in Google Earth (as shown here via Google Maps).
Tuatara, kaka, saddlebacks, the South Island Robin, takahe and bats are also targeted for a venture which hopes to make Dunedin the wildlife capital of the country.
At a fundraising launch at the Otago Museum last night, plans were outlined for the Orokonui ecosanctuary, to be situated in regenerating native forest, near Waitati, facing north over Blueskin Bay.
The Otago Natural History Trust plans to build a specialised pest-proof fence around the 250ha ecosanctuary.
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