New Zealand bird of the year contest bars world’s fattest parrot from running

New Zealand bird of the year contest bars world’s fattest parrot from running

New Zealand’s annual bird of the year competition could usher in another round of controversy, with perennial favourite the kākāpō struck from the ballot after twice winning the competition. The fat, flightless and nocturnal parrot is the only species to reign twice as New Zealand’s favourite bird, in 2020 and 2008. This year, however, it […]

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New Zealand’s conservationists to eradicate predators like possums, rats, feral cats, and hedgehogs from Stewart Island

New Zealand’s conservationists to eradicate predators like possums, rats, feral cats, and hedgehogs from Stewart Island

Conservationists in New Zealand are starting the biggest campaign in history to rid a populated island of imported predators. The conservation organization Predator Free Rakiura and the crown research center Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research have agreed to a four-year, $2.8 million partnership to eradicate predators like possums, rats, feral cats, and hedgehogs. The project will also […]

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The deaths of over 105 corellas are being investigated by the Victorian wildlife watchdog

The deaths of over 105 corellas are being investigated by the Victorian wildlife watchdog

The deaths of over 100 long-billed corellas discovered near the Murray River are being investigated by the Victorian wildlife watchdog. The birds were spotted by wildlife carer Kirsty Ramadan, who was dispatched by the Yorta Yorta facility to Barmah, near the Victorian/New South Wales boundary, on Wednesday to capture a sick long-billed corella. She discovered […]

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