Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ecosanctuary gets funding to bring back birds

Orokonui Ecosanctuary is to reintroduce Kiwi, Takahe and South Island Robin next year, with a little help from the Governments Biodiversity Funds.

Awesome to see the birds coming back and also great to see this term - Ecosanctuary - I like it!

"Four Otago projects will receive a total of $109,881 from the Government's Biodiversity Funds, with the ecosanctuary receiving the lion's share."

""These are special grants for a very special project,"Other Otago groups to receive grants were the Lake Waihola Waipori Wetlands Society ($2688) to assist with a comprehensive weed-assessment report, and the Waitati Beach Reserve Society ($2100) to contribute to fencing sand dunes at Doctors Point, Dunedin.

The Biodiversity Funds were established in 2000 for biodiversity protection projects and are distributed twice a year, with more than $2.5 million allocated in the latest funding round. "


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