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Karori Wildlife Sanctuary Trust

David (admin), 23 Nov 2008 08:23 pm

The Karori Sanctuary trust was formed in 1995 and the sanctuary comprises of 225 hectares of Native bush, surrounded by an 8.5 kilometer long predator proof fence built in 1999, designed to exclude non-native mammals. The sanctuary is situated in the Karori Valley, minutes out of central Wellington and is a haven for a variety of native fauna including tuatara, little spotted kiwi, saddleback, hihi, bellbird, kaka and giant weta. In the last year alone breeding has been recorded for tuatara, for the first time on the mainland in the last 200 years; and the Maud Island frog, listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. The Sanctuary is an established centre for education and research and delivers educational programmes to thousands of school children and visitors annually. To become involved in the project, you can help in a variety of ways; by becoming a member, assisting as a volunteer, making a purchase or a donation, or leaving a bequest. Membership costs as little as $49 NZD a year and includes free access to the sanctuary during normal opening hours, a regular newsletter and various other perks. To become a volunteer and join the 400 already involved in fence monitoring, bird feeding and weeding, office support, boat skippering and guiding, simply send an inquiry through on: http://www.sanctuary.org.nz/tools/email.aspx?SECT=Site, or email Michael Ayre at michael@sanctuary.org.nz. Karori Sanctuary is situated at the end of Waiapu Road. P.O Box 9267. Karori, Wellington, New Zealand. Phone: +64 4 920 9200, Fax: +64 4 920 9000

This post was edited on 23 Nov 2008 09:01 pm

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