Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thanks Forest & Bird for helping save the Kaki


Well done Forest and Bird for helping to save these wonderful birds.

"More than 40 rare black stilts raised in captivity had their first taste of freedom yesterday when they were released near Lake Tekapo by 13 South Canterbury Forest and Bird members."

Amazing to think in the late 1970's there were only 23 birds alive making the Kaki (Black Stilt) the rareist wading bird in the world.

"Yesterday's release boosted the wild population to more than 200 birds."

I didn't see mention tangata whenua being involved - i hope we were.

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