A new project - Anchor Island

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December 2013

A new project and a new sponsor

The Fiordland Conservation Trust is really pleased to be embarking on a new project with the Fiordland Lobster Company and the Department of Conservation. Thanks to the lobster company's commitment to our national bird, 45 of our little spotted kiwi, apteryx owenii, are to be given another new home in Fiordland, this time Dusky Sound's stoat-free Anchor Island/Pukenui. 

The only kiwi to have become extinct on the mainland, this project is essential for ensuring their long-term survival. They'll be translocated from the sanctuary of Kapiti Island, to which the little spotted was first transferred for safe-keeping at the turn of the 20th century. Click here for more detail.