Creating a world-class wildlife hospital for the rehabilitation of injured and ill native birds, with a focus on threatened species.
Kaikōura Wildlife Rescue was managed as a non-profit by wildlife biologist Sabrina Luecht for the past five years, treating hundreds of ill and injured native birds per year, primarily consisting of threatened seabirds.
A shift in direction is currently underway to facilitate a long-term solution for Kaikōura's wildlife and community. The Kaikōura Wildlife Centre Trust has been established to manage the Kaikōura Wildlife Hospital project, to realise the vision of a world-class wildlife hospital in the Kaikōura district. This exciting initiative will require significant fundraising to achieve and will be completed in stages.
Kaikōura is a biodiversity hotspot, marine mecca, and the seabird capital of New Zealand. The multi-disciplinary centre will be of national importance - dedicated to the rescue, treatment and rehabilitation of injured and ill wildlife for return to the wild.
The wildlife hospital unit will treat injured and ill wildlife behind the scenes, while recovering patients will be housed on site in pre-release aviaries, and non-releasable advocacy birds will be on display, alongside an education and visitor centre.
The project relies on donors and sponsors to help raise funds. We thank you for your support in helping us achieve this vision ♡
Donations assist with ongoing wildlife rehabilitation costs, to assist injured and ill wildlife patients that receive treatment. Thank you for making a difference in the seabird capital of the world.