Why put a sanctuary in the Brook Valley?

  •  The sanctuary site is mostly pristine original native forest that is ideal habitat for native birds and other species– the problem is that there are deadly pest species there too, as with all of New Zealand’s mainland.

  • It’s close to Nelson (a 10-minute bike or bus ride from city centre) and will be popular with locals and visitors as a result – and there’s even a camping ground right next door.