Karori Wildlife Sanctuary

Record Public


This area is located in New Zealand and covers a valley’s forest, located on the south of the North Island. This area is
fully fenced sanctuary in where the ecosystem is being restored, in which one of the objectives is to reduce invading mammals allowing the recovery of native birds and reintroduction of local extinct birds.
In the area there are the following habitats: forest, reservoirs and streams.

Ornithological importance

In this area there is a record of 40 native species, of which 24 are endemic of New Zealand. Highlight for the occurrence of the Kaka (Nestor meridionalis), Stitchbird (Notiomystis cincta), Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii), Saddleback (Philesturnus carunculatus), Tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae), New Zealand Robin (Petroica australis), Takahe (Porphyrio hochstetteri), Brown Teal (Anas chlorotis), New Zealand Pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae), and Whitehead (Mohoua albicilla).

Geographic information

-41.302509°, 174.743772°


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Conservation status

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