Tagged: kaka

Can birds use weapons? - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 07, 2022

Professor Kevin Burns, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Most of us know the sad story of New Zealand’s natural history. Having evolved for millennia in the absence of mammals, most New Zealand animals never learned how to cope with the throngs of predatory mammals that accompanied us on our journey to Aotearoa New Zealand. Thankfully, recent conservation … Read More

Shifting pest control to our backyards - Guest Work

Sarah-Jane O'Connor Mar 11, 2016

It was a photo op that no media could turn up. Pictures of adorably fluffy kōkako chicks hatched this season in the Hunua Ranges thanks to a 1080 blitz on predators. The news stories followed a report released by the Auckland Council following last year’s 1080 operation in the ranges near Auckland. The 1150-hectare Kōkako Management Area was set up … Read More