Tagged: Zealandia

Explorers probe hidden continent of Zealandia - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 13, 2017

By Rupert Sutherland, Victoria University of Wellington Zealandia made global headlines earlier this year when scientists announced that it counts as a new continent. Now it is coming under closer scientific scrutiny. We are currently halfway through an expedition to drill into this vast underwater plateau of continental crust, and we can already reveal that Zealandia’s geography … Read More

Tiny bird refutes ancient NZ drowning - News

John Kerr Aug 01, 2016

A tiny native bird has challenged the theory that New Zealand’s ancient land mass was completely submerged millions of years ago. DNA analysis of New Zealand wrens, just published in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, has untangled the birds’ family history as well as a larger mystery around the very origins of New Zealand. The research from the University of Adelaide focused … 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

Conservation, Zoos and Elephant - Politecol

- Wayne Linklater Dec 11, 2012

  Elephant in Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa. Photo credit: Chris Kelly. Frighteningly, resurgent ivory demand threatens elephant with extinction over large areas of their range. It is a world-war for wildlife on a massive scale. Governments, conservation agencies and private landowners are mobilised across Africa and Asia spending enormous amounts of money to … Read More