|Puke Nui (Māori)|
Nickname: Kakapo Island
|Area||11.37 km2 (4.39 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||417 m (1,368 ft)|
The island is situated southwest of the much larger Resolution Island in the inlet area of Dusky Sound and surrounded by many smaller islands and contains four small lakes, including Lake Kirirua, the largest lake on an island in Fiordland.
Red deer and stoats had been eradicated between 2001 and 2005, and subsequently endangered endemic birds including tieke (saddleback), mohua (yellowhead), kakapo, and New Zealand rock wren have been relocated to the island. The island is one of only nine islands in the area that is completely free of introduced mammalian pests and is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from the New Zealand mainland, which makes it relatively safe from repeat incursions by stoat and deer.
- "Tamatea/Dusky Sound convervation and restoration plan" (PDF). Department of Conservation. p. 20. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
- "Anchor Island, Southland – NZ Topo Map". NZ Topo Map. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- "Lake Kirirua, Southland – NZ Topo Map". NZ Topo Map. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
- "Project implementation: Fiordland Island restoration programme". Department of Conservation. Retrieved 13 October 2017.
- "FCT Newsletter 'Jigsaw'" (PDF). Fiordland Conservation Trust. August 2012. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
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