Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

Department of Conservation —  29/03/2017

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds.

In a whirlwind trip, Sir Richard was treated to a personal tour of Rotoroa Island and Shakespear Regional Park, planted a native tree with Auckland mayor Phil Goff and watched Auckland Zoo vets perform a health check on Rotoroa Island’s first takahē chick.

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Sir Richard was particularly impressed with New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 goal, saying that it was a tremendous pledge, and the difference it would make would be dramatic.

Photo: NEXT Foundation

2 responses to Photo of the week: Sir Richard Branson on Rotoroa Island

  1. 

    excellent work!

  2. 

    Who wouldn’t be impressed. It’s a big task, but will be totally worth it.