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Old 06-02-2019, 02:33 AM
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Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

Beautiful article from New Zealand. Thought of sharing

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/...t-seem-to-care

It was Don Merton who talked about New Zealand not having the beautiful, historic cathedrals and buildings of Europe. Instead, our wildlife is our equivalent heritage. When Notre Dame caught on fire, people rushed to help. Hopefully, New Zealanders will respond to the fungal disease hurting our precious kākāpō population the same way.
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Re: Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

Kākāpō suffered enormously through predation mainly brought in by colonial settlers in the form of dogs, cats and rats. It may be too late but enormous efforts are being made in NZ to try to eradicate predators and preserve the species. Here is a little guy I found on the news a few weeks ago, he had a portion of his skull re-constructed after it had not formed property before he hatched. Every single on of them is so very precious!

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Re: Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

Betrisher illuminated the situation of the Kakapo to me with this post Ground-breaking surgery on newly hatched kakapo! below in this section of the forum.



What can we do, in unity, to assist 'saving the Kakapo'? I'm in...suggestions please?
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Re: Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

i saw a documentary about these beautifull creatures it is really a shame they are decreasing in numbers one of the most fascinating bird out there
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Old 06-04-2019, 02:12 AM
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Re: Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

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Betrisher illuminated the situation of the Kakapo to me with this post Ground-breaking surgery on newly hatched kakapo! below in this section of the forum.



What can we do, in unity, to assist 'saving the Kakapo'? I'm in...suggestions please?
Hi Ellie

Thank you for showing interest. I think it would be best for you to get in touch with the actual people, on the ground who are helping the Kakapo and find out how you may be able to help.

You can do that from here - the official Kakapo recovery website

https://www.doc.govt.nz/kakapo-recovery

In the meanwhile you can read about how Scientists are working hard and using every possible tool and technology and trying everything they can to save this most unique of parrots and indeed most unique of bird species

https://qz.com/1630392/conservation-...ve-the-kakapo/

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Re: Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

Actually there are major efforts to protect/recover these amazing creatures!
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Re: Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

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Actually there are major efforts to protect/recover these amazing creatures!
The Strangest Parrot in the World | Modern Dinosaurs - YouTube

Yes there have been major efforts but this time they are probably facing the biggest crisis in the last 25 years or so

https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/...e-from-disease

I sincerely hope they get over it.
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Oh wow! This is an awful turn!
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Re: Kakapo are dying and we humans don't seem to care

Remember, in just a few decades the echo parakeet (the IRN-like bird in the video below) went from just 10 known individuals in their habitat of Madagascar, to over 650. New Zealand is a small island with many unique species, like Madagascar, and I'm sure if conservationists there could do it, it's certainly not too late for kakapos in New Zealand.


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