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Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

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Contact Person: 
Tim Short
Phone Number: 
(07) 544 3481
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Group Members: 
1190 Ohauiti Road, R.D. 3
Tauranga 3173
New Zealand

Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary in Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand, between Tauranga and Rotorua, is a Mainland Island Sanctuary, protected by the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Act 1977 since 1993. The sanctuary exists to protect and educate on New Zealand's natural flora and fauna, with conservation programmes to mitigate the effects of introduced predators on New Zealand's native wildlife. The indigenous wildlife at the sanctuary include bellbird, tui, kereru (wood pigeon), piwakawaka (fantail), ruru (morepork, native owl), pukeko (swamp hen), shining cuckoo (migratory) etc. Lizards - skink and gecko. Invertebrates - giant weta and the New Zealand glow worm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) etc.