Orana Wildlife Park, 25°

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In August 2007
Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand

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About This Project 

Orana Wildlife Trust is a registered charitable trust operating both Orana Wildlife Park and Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House in Christchurch, NZ. The trust achieves over 90% of its income through gate takings - the rest is from grants, donations and sponsorships.

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Reducing waste at Orana in August 2007 by Nathan H.

Orana Wildlife Trust, a registered charitable trust, owns Orana Wildlife Park and Southern Encounter Aquarium & Kiwi House in Christchurch, NZ.

Orana breeds three species of native birds for release to the wild. Therefore, reducing our carbon footprint is essential to ensure that there are clean habitats to release these animals.

The Park is committed to reducing waste, conserving resources, seeking new and innovative ways to contribute to resource management and has an extensive native flora planting programme in place. Waste reduction and recycling programme:
- Orana provides approximately 150 tonnes of wet hoofstock faecal matter (per annum) to the local Zoo Doo company who convert it into a fine blend compost for gardens. This product is sold to the public.

- Since the inception of the recycling programme the Park has reduced its landfill waste by 50%. Aluminium cans are separated and collected along with scrap metal.