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In the past 30 years, a wilderness has grown up in the heart of New Zealand's capital – so successfully its neighbours now complain about the raucous racket of rare birds. But this is just the first step in a much longer plan for wilderness in the city.

The nature reserve with a 500-year plan

In the past 30 years, a wilderness has grown up in the heart of New Zealand's capital – so successfully its neighbours now complain about the raucous racket of rare birds.

A pair of karearea/New Zealand native falcons found by a logging crew last week have been given a wide berth so their two eggs can hatch. The area of forest ...will not be harvested until the eggs have hatched and the chicks are old enough to fly away. ...Andy Costello said even though the timber would have devalued by that time, they took comfort it was for a good cause. The karearea is the country's most threatened, and fastest, bird of prey with around only 4000 breeding pairs left... Fastest Bird, Birds Of Prey, Falcons, Conservation, New Zealand, Eggs, Pairs, Animal, Live

Protection in place after forestry crew spot nest

A pair of karearea/New Zealand native falcons found by a logging crew last week have been given a wide berth so their two eggs can hatch. The area of forest where the birds were found, 25 kilometres u...

Whakapapa binds tāngata whenua to the mountains, rivers, coasts and other landscapes, linking the health of the people with that of the environment. Like humans, species have whakapapa that connects them to their natural environment and to other species. If it is understood thoroughly, we can build the right environment to protect and enhance any living thing. In our new work we show that centring Indigenous peoples, knowledge and practices achieves better results for wildlife… Indigenous Knowledge, Science Resources, Rivers, Conservation, Leadership, Landscapes, Wildlife, Environment, Good Things

When rehoming wildlife, Indigenous leadership delivers the best results

Western science often focuses on specific parts of complex ecosystems, but Indigenous knowledge systems consider all parts as interconnected and inseparable. This achieves better conservation results.

Seasonal beach closures need to be considered to reduce the detrimental impacts of visitors on wildlife, University of Otago zoologists say. The call follows the release of their research showing the closing of a Dunedin beach during breeding season was beneficial for yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho) chicks’ survival. Conservation, Penguin, Wildlife, Survival, University, Birds, Closure, Seasons, Animal

Beach closures suggested

Seasonal beach closures need to be considered to reduce the detrimental impacts of visitors on wildlife, University of Otago zoologists say. The...

Forget love at first sight – finding the perfect match is all in the genes. Well, if you’re an animal on the brink of extinction that is.  As a conservation geneticist, aka ‘genetic matchmaker’, it’s Tammy Steeves' job to find the ideal mate for some of Aotearoa New Zealand's most endangered native species.  In this episode, Dr Steeves, Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at UC, talks about her fascinating work and how she’s helping to preserve the genetic diversity… Like Tinder, Science Biology, Associate Professor, Episode 3, Love At First Sight, Genetics, Perfect Match, Diversity, Preserve

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Forget love at first sight – finding the perfect match is all in the genes. Well, if you’re an animal on the brink of extinction that is. As a conservation geneticist, aka ‘genetic matchmaker’, it’s Tammy Steeves' job to find the ideal mate for some of Aotearoa New Zealand's most endangered native species. In this episode, Dr Steeves, Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at UC, talks about her fascinating work and how she’s helping to preserve the genetic diversity…

First tuatara hatchlings discovered at South Island sanctuary, In New Zealand. Brain Activities, South Island, Zoology, What Is Like, Mammals, News, Conservation, Reflection, Flora

First tuatara hatchlings discovered at South Island sanctuary

Tuatara hatchlings have been spotted at Orokonui Ecosanctuary for the first time since adult tuatara were released in 2012.

This article asks us to consider why we like some animals more than others and whether this matters when it comes to conservation. Earthworms, Biologist, Fern, Factors, Conservation, Things To Come, Notes, Colour, Play

Animal X-Factor - SLH SUMMARY CONNECTED JOURNAL RESOURCE

This article asks us to consider why we like some animals more than others and whether this matters when it comes to conservation. Biologist Sophie Fern directs our attention to attributes such as an animal’s size, colour, distinctiveness and cuteness, and the roles these play in how we regard the animal. She also notes that it’s hard to get excited about animals that we’ve never met, and unless the animal is in the media, we may not give it much thought!

Dr Yolanda van Heezik was one of New Zealand’s first urban ecologists. Ministry Of Education, Climate Change, Conservation, Exploring, Connect, Van, Meet, Animal, World

IN HER NATURE: Living with nature in an urban world — SLH RESOURCE

As urban populations increase, native species in urban areas are increasingly affected by human-led pollution, urbanisation and the impacts of climate change. In this story, we meet researcher Dr Yolanda van Heezik who is investigating how people and nature can coexist in today’s urban world. This is part of the series In Her Nature: New Zealand women changing the way we connect with the world around us, exploring New Zealand women working at the intersection of people and nature.

Why do we find some animals cute and others terrifying? In this story, we meet Sophie Fern who is exploring what we like and what we don’t about native species and what that might mean for conservation efforts. Daily Walk, Go Outdoors, Fern, Conservation, Exploring, Connect, Winter Jackets, Nature, Cute

IN HER NATURE: Do our biases affect what we protect? — SLH RESOURCE

Why do we find some animals cute and others terrifying? In this story, we meet Sophie Fern who is exploring what we like and what we don’t about native species and what that might mean for conservation efforts. This is part of the series In Her Nature: New Zealand women changing the way we connect with the world around us, meeting New Zealand women working at the intersection of people and nature.

'The bat is transferred to a small black catch bag and tucked down Abi's shirt. Cotton Bag, Harp, Our Body, One Light, Cherries, Conservation, Bodies, Tired, Rings For Men

Precious pekapeka making CHB their home - NZ Herald

We rise at 4.30am. Our bodies are tired. We only laid our heads down at 1am, so we snap ourselves awake with cherries and chocolate and a quick cup of tea. We are going to see if harp traps set in A'Deane's Bush have caught any of the long-tailed bats we know are in the area. Abi Quinnell and I walk past the big totara. It seems even bigger in the first light of dawn. We look into the cotton bag at the bottom of the trap. To our delight there is one tiny ball of fur tucked into a corner...

Are koala climate change refugees deserving of a Kiwi welcome or a potential environmental risk to already struggling ecosystems? Extinct, Home And Away, Forests, Kiwi, Climate Change, Conservation, Mammals, Habitats, Lost

Importing Australia’s chlamydia bears

Are koala climate change refugees deserving of a Kiwi welcome or a potential environmental risk to already struggling ecosystems?

New Zealand lesser short-tailed bat Types Of Ferns, Study In New Zealand, Bat Species, When You Can, Planting Flowers, Bats, Extinct, Conservation, Wildlife

New Zealand bats – pekapeka — TEACHING RESOURCE

Bats are found throughout the world, except in areas of extreme cold. New Zealand has three species of endemic bats – the long-tailed bat, the lesser short-tailed bat and the greater short-tailed bat, which is thought to be extinct. Bats are nocturnal, they rest during the day and are active at night. New Zealand bats like to roost in old large hollow trees and sometimes in caves. Although native bush is their preferred habitat, they can also be found in urban areas. Bats can be found alone…

New Zealand bats are fully protected by the Wildlife Act and their habitats are also protected by the Resource Management Act There are a variety of conservation efforts being undertaken to protect bats/pekapeka – New Zealand’s only native land mammal. Bat Species, Resource Management, Bats, Conservation, Mammals, Habitats, Nativity, Wildlife, Animal

Conservation of our native bats – pekapeka — TEACHING RESOURCE

New Zealand bats are fully protected by the Wildlife Act 1953, and their habitats are also protected by the Resource Management Act 1991. There are a variety of conservation efforts being undertaken to protect bats/pekapeka – New Zealand’s only native land mammal. Bat species There are currently two species of bats in New Zealand: the long-tailed bat (Chalinolobus tuberculatus) and the short-tailed bat (Mystacina tuberculata). The greater short-tailed bat (Mystacina robusta) is believed…

Ben Paris aka New Zealand Batman is a real life conservation superhero. By day he works at Auckland Zoo but come night he is New Zealand's greatest champion for our only native land mammals. Bat Animal, New Paris, Flora And Fauna, Bats, Animal Kingdom, Conservation, Mammals, New Zealand, Nativity

The Wild Podcast #21 Ben Paris - New Zealand Native Bats

Ben Paris aka New Zealand Batman is a real life conservation superhero. By day he works at Auckland Zoo but come night he is New Zealand's greatest champion for our only native land mammals.

Richard Henry, with his small boat and his dog Lassie, single-handedly ferried the birds to safety. Most Beautiful Pictures, Cool Pictures, Small Birds, Bird Species, Conservation, More Fun, The Row, African, Drawings

A forgotten pioneer: The conservationist who rowed 500 kākāpō to safety

Richard Henry, with his small boat and his dog Lassie, single-handedly ferried the birds to safety.