In the “Secretary Island Restoration Project

The removal of stoats from Secretary Island will provide significant protection for native species already present on the island. These include the Fiordland crested penguin/tawaki, NZ falcon/kārearea, South Island kākā, northern kiwi/tokoeka and NZ parakeet/kākāriki.

As a stoat-free sanctuary there will be increased potential for re-introducing a wide range of species that are no longer found on mainland Fiordland, including kākāpō, rock wren, saddleback/tīeke, robin/toutouwai and Fiordland skink.

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