New Residents at Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary
If you are spending time around Picton this Summer, you won’t want to miss the natural beauty found at the Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary.
Steve McKeown from Marlborough Sounds Marinas says, “The natural ecosystem of Kaipupu Point is returning thanks to the Sanctuary’s dedication. Visitors come away with a real sense of what the indigenous Marlborough Sounds is like. It’s been a rewarding experience for us at the marinas to see the Sanctuary’s vision become a reality.”
Barry Maister, Sanctuary Chairman says, “we are making plans to carry out our first native bird translocation early next year. Based on expert advice we have chosen the friendly South Island Robin. Sanctuary volunteers are preparing comprehensive relocation plans which include an application to the Department of Conservation to enable the capture of birds from the source population, and their release.
“We’re also initiating a number of programmes to build our knowledge about the biodiversity on the Sanctuary. We want to find out what species reside here and how many of them there are.”
Visit the Kaipupu Point Sounds Wildlife Sanctuary for free from the Kaipupu jetty in Shakespeare Bay.