Tui Nature Reserve Wildlife Trust oversees the Tui Nature Reserve Biodiversity project, which was started in 1994 with the aim of restoring the natural heritage of the Otohutu Peninsula in the Waitata Reach, Outer Pelorus, Marlborough Sounds.
This award winning project is well on its way to being successful in the restoration of the native habitat and its wildlife, the breeding of captive native species for release and the planned re-introduction of species formerly present, such as the South Island Robin. This has been made possible with the help of many volunteers from all over the world. The Trust has developed educational programmes for young people to encourage the awareness of environmental matters.
The Tui Nature Reserve, located in the Outer Pelorus Sound in the Marlborough Sounds, held its first open day for students from Nelson and Marlborough on Saturday, September 17, 2011, in a move to educate youth about what has become an important conservation project in the upper South Island.