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Researchers from the University of Otago and other institutions find the ecosanctuary a great place to study species in a natural environment free from predators. It is only a short drive from Dunedin's renowned research institutions, and is much more accessible than offshore islands.

Current Orokonui research areas include: 





“If you are interested in undertaking research at Orokonui please complete the Orokonui Research Proposal Form and return to Orokonui. Decisions on proposals take around 3 weeks.”


Publications Arising from Research carried out at Orokonui

Orokonui Spillover Effect

Orokonui Restoration Plan 2006