The ambitous vision for this 30 year project in the remote Tamatea/Dusky Sound is to be one of Earth’s most intact ecosystems, a source of endangered native species or "bio bank" with which to repopulate conservation sites throughout New Zealand. Dusky Sound is a pioneer for island sanctuary projects, with some islands being predator free.
The Orange-Fronted Parakeet/Kākāriki is the rarest parakeet in New Zealand with only 200-400 left in the wild, located within the Arthur's Pass National Park and Lake Sumner Forest Park. There are four known remaining populations all within a 30km radius of each other.
Pure Salt NZ, a Fiordland based adventure charter boat business, is passionate about conservation Pure Salt has initiated a project to remove rats from Indian Island/Mamaku in Dusky Sound in order to protect vulnerable native species on the Island as well as to reduce the risk of rats swimming to nearby rat-free Islands.
The Valleys Conservation Project offers a framework for private individuals and companies to undertake landscape scale conservation projects in Fiordland. Interested parties can "Adopt a Valley". The group co-operates closely with DOC to reduce stoat and rat numbers by funding, installing and servicing predator traps.
Since rediscovery in 1948, takahē conservation has led the way pioneering conservation techniques used for threatened species conservation in New Zealand and around the world. Today, the Takahē Recovery Programme and iwi work with a network of dedicated people around New Zealand on ensuring the takahē recovers to be a sustainable and lasting population.