F&B Pest Free Peninsula Project

Environmental project

Forest and Bird Protection Society

Hibiscus Coast

Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading independent conservation organisation — protecting wildlife and wild places, on land and in the sea.

We are the voice for nature in our communities, to our city and district councils, to our regional councils, to central-government, and in our courts. No other organisation does this. 

Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society

Building a Haven for our Wildlife

SOSSI is an incorporated society and registered charity established in 2004 to assist Auckland Council with the establishment and development of the wildlife sanctuary.

Shakespear Open Sanctuary is NZ's most visited and accessible wildlife sanctuary.

The sanctuary has a vision of "The creation of an open and accessible wildlife sanctuary which integrates recreation, conservation and farming and which provides a source for native bird species to repopulate the Whangaparaoa peninsula".

A pest proof fence and animal pest eradication in 2011 has seen the removal of pests. Resident wildlife has flourished, and some species have self-colonised. Little Spotted Kiwis, Whitehead and NI robin have been reintroduced.

SOSSI volunteers support the Sanctuary by maintaining its pet-free status, by restoring the natural ecosystem though tree planting and weed control, by monitoring native species, fund-raising for relocating missing species and by developing amenities.   

New volunteers are always welcome, both at our regular Tuesday volunteer day or for rostered activities done in your own time.   For membership and volunteer details please see our website.

Shakespear Regional Park,  Army Bay
09 428 7059