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Counting rimu fruit on kākāpō islands

By   /  March 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, kakapo recovery, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, rimu fruit  /  Comments Off on Counting rimu fruit on kākāpō islands

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Counting rimu fruit on kākāpō islands By Bronnie Jeynes, Ranger Kākāpō are one of New Zealand’s unique endemic species. These huge, endangered, flightless and nocturnal parrots only breed during years when the rimu tree masts (every few years). With only 149 individuals left and only […]

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Nuggets from our natives

By   /  December 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, gannets, grasshoppers, Kakapo, Native animals, native species, New Zealand Government, poo, Public Sector, Takahē, Whenua Hou  /  Comments Off on Nuggets from our natives

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Nuggets from our natives Poo matters in conservation. Especially when that poo may have come from an invasive species. This was the case on Whenua Hou recently. Rangers became quite worried when a small dropping was found on the pest-free island sanctuary near Stewart Island. […]

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The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

By   /  November 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal pests, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, kaka, Kakapo, KEA, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Pest control, Predator Free 2050, Public Sector, Takahē  /  Comments Off on The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: The fatal flaw in New Zealand birds’ nests New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators. For a start, many of them can’t fly, a serious disadvantage when your enemies are land-based. New Zealand’s flighless […]

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7 unusual traits our native species have

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, kiwi, Native animals, New Zealand animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Takahē, Unique animals  /  Comments Off on 7 unusual traits our native species have

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: 7 unusual traits our native species have Isolated from the rest of the world on a little island in the Pacific, we New Zealanders sometimes do things differently from the rest of the world. This can be great (we pioneered the women’s vote and bungy […]

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Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

By   /  June 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Bats, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Environment, Kakapo, Native animals, New Zealand Government, Public Sector, Second Nature, threatened species, Threatened Species Ambassador, threatened species strategy  /  Comments Off on Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Second Nature: An update from Nicola Toki It has been a while since I’ve written an edition of Second Nature, but it’s fair to say that the world of protecting threatened species never stands still.  The last month alone has seen huge momentum in setting […]

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Photo of the week: Kākāpō

By   /  June 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Department of Conservation, Donations, Environment, Kakapo, kakapo recovery, New Zealand Government, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Photo of the week: Kākāpō

MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Photo of the week: Kākāpō Today’s photo is of one of New Zealand’s unique treasures, the kākāpō. Kākāpō are listed internationally as a critically endangered species with fewer than 160 known surviving birds. Photo: Dianne Mason Kākāpō Recovery has partnered with FLOAT- For Love Of […]

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