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Day in the life of a whio ranger

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, DOC ranger, Environment, Jobs at DOC, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whio  /  Comments Off on Day in the life of a whio ranger

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Day in the life of a whio ranger Biodiversity Ranger Daniel Sawyers works in the Buller District, which is home to many of our native species, including whio/blue ducks. We asked Daniel about his work with the birds. Daniel with a captured whio Where are […]

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Working together for whio

By   /  August 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Ruahine Range, Volunteers, whio  /  Comments Off on Working together for whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Working together for whio Working together for a common cause was the aim of the game for volunteers attending the annual Ruahine Whio Protectors hui this month. Who are the Ruahine Whio Protectors? The Ruahine Whio Protectors are a collaboration of dedicated volunteers from a variety […]

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10 things you may not know about whio

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on 10 things you may not know about whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 10 things you may not know about whio By Liz Carlson, Young Adventuress, Whio are one of those incredibly rare birds in New Zealand, that when you finally lay eyes on one, you know you’ve had a special moment. My first whio experience was an […]

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A season helping whio

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, ranger, West Coast, whio, Whio Awareness Month  /  Comments Off on A season helping whio

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: A season helping whio By Jose Watson, Communications Advisor Whio are New Zealand’s river surfing blue duck. Despite surviving death defying rapids on a regular basis, they are considerably less robust on land. The female whio, her eggs and young are all very vulnerable to […]

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Happy Whio Awareness Month!

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Blue Duck, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Whio Awareness Month, Whio Forever  /  Comments Off on Happy Whio Awareness Month!

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Happy Whio Awareness Month! Whio Awareness Month kicks off today! It’s a whole month (1 – 31 March) dedicated to our endangered whio/blue duck. Whio/blue duck. Photo: Sabine Bernert This month is all about raising the awareness of New Zealand’s cool river surfing blue duck and the […]

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