New Zealand is vibrant with a rainbow of native colours. But sadly, some of the precious species that add to the beauty of Aotearoa are endangered.
OPPO has partnered with Orana Wildlife Trust to capture a few endangered animals through the lens of OPPO’s Find X3 Pro to awaken colour today and protect it for tomorrow.
This partnership stems from OPPO’s global storytelling partnership with National Geographic aimed at raising awareness for a variety of endangered animals across the globe.
Orana Wildlife Trust is committed to the conservation of wildlife diversity, and it contributes to DOC recovery programmes for six threatened indigenous species. OPPO’s goal is to support them in their mission and shine a light on a few beloved animals that need help.
Join OPPO in supporting Orana Wildlife Trust and their conservation efforts to help endangered species in New Zealand.
There are approximately 44 species of New Zealand native geckos. The species is classified as ‘At Risk – Declining’ with an estimated population decline of 10-70%. Orana has one of the most comprehensive public collections of native gecko species. They are extremely long-lived and some live for over 50 years in the wild. Predation and habitat destruction are the man threats to their existence.
- Lance Wordsworth
The kea is one of the most intelligent birds in the world and the only alpine parrots on the planet, but there are less than 7,000 remaining in the wild. Humans and introduced predators are the main threats to kea existence. Orana was approached by DOC and ZAA NZ to house a rehabilitated kea that could not survive if released back to the wild. The young bird now helps engage visitors in the plight of Kea and adds key genetics to the captive programme.
– Josh Brown
Maud Island Frogs are restricted to just four small islands and the wild population is around 30,000. The Species is at extreme risk due to predation, habitat destruction, disease and climate change. They are one of the longest-lived frogs in the world and have very few relatives. They are considered evolutionarily distinct and are globally endangered. Orana’s state-of-the-art research facility replicates the wild environment on Maud Island in every respect and receives global attention from amphibian specialists.
– Josh Brown