Posted on: 21 November 2017
Freshwater ecosystems may be more resilient than we think, according to the findings of a recently completed five-year study by Scion’s Dr Brenda Baillie.
Posted on: 2 October 2017
Falcon live mainly in commercial pine forests, meaning many of their eggs are hatched and raised in captivity before being released into the wild. Next term more than 10,000 students will become “Wingspan Warriors,” learning about creating healthy habits and environments for birds like the karearea. The conservation programme is a joint effort with forestry companies, who see the benefits in preserving the bird which appears on NZ’s $20 notes.
“A key part of their environmental responsibility is to manage rare species, manage reserve areas and manage the area in general, so the falcon really fit nicely into that scheme,” Colin Maunder, Timberlands Forest Risk Manager said.
There are fewer than 10,000 wild falcon in New Zealand, with most of them dying before their first birthday. Experts say 200 are illegally shot each year.
The new conservation programme will hopefully see the younger generation able to bring that number down in the years to come.
Text from One News Now
Watch the clip about education and initiatives from forests and Kleenex.
FInd out more about Wingspan’s work.
Posted on: 28 September 2017
The latest edition of the New Zealand Journal of Ecology features this article about the winter habitat use of plantation forests by native falcon.
Posted on: 20 June 2017
The forestry industry is working hard to protect water quality. This video shows the award winning idea Ernslaw One came up with to protect river beds from heavy trucks crossing them.
Posted on: 19 October 2016