In the Media

1News story on Southern Lakes Sanctuary

Date: 25th October 2023

1News joined our team in the field to discuss how Jobs for Nature was a springboard for our mahi, and… Read more »

Kia ora Chris, we need to talk about biodiversity

Date: 4th October 2023

We have heard you addressing the many crises and pressures facing us as a nation, but the crisis facing our… Read more »

Preparing for a possible takahē release

Date: 3rd October 2023

We are working with our partners including Rees Valley Station to create an environment suitable for a possible takahÄ“ release… Read more »

Introduction to Southern Lakes Sanctuary video

Date: 10th July 2023

Recently we worked with Jonny James to produce this video showing the area we work in and some of the… Read more »

Paddy Gower Has Issues – Why aren’t feral cats included in PredatorFree2050

Date: 5th July 2023

Recently we were approached by the Newshub show Paddy Gower Has Issues to assist with their story about why feral… Read more »

The Outlet Podcast

Date: 23rd June 2023

Our Project Director Paul Kavanagh recently featured on The Outlet Podcast – discussing our mahi, and how important it is… Read more »

Revolutionary Trial in Queenstown

Date: 18th May 2023

A potentially nationally and internationally ground-breaking reptile monitoring technique’s being trialled in Queenstown and Central Otago – our technique uses eDNA to monitor lizard populations in a non-invasive and cost-effective method.

Quail Rise joins the fight against pests

Date: 18th May 2023

The Quail Rise Backyard Trappers are the newest community group under the Whakatipu Wildlife Trust umbrella. The Trust is one of our founding partners and manages 72 traplines and groups of volunteers in the Whakatipu.

Director General Visits LWB article

Date: 16th May 2023

The Department of Conservation Director General, Deputy Director General and Southern South Island Operations Manager joined us for a visit to the Rees Valley to show our conservation mahi and discuss our plans to release takahe in 2024.

eDNA monitoring and Spitfire trials

Date: 23rd March 2023

Southern Lakes Sanctuary is utilising new technologies in monitoring taonga species and predator eradication. We’re thrilled to be working with… Read more »

ECO cash splash

Date: 7th July 2022

Southern Lakes Sanctuary is one of six Whakatipu environmental projects to benefit from the Otago Regional Council’s ECO Fund.