Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Five Northern White Rhinos Left

There are only 5 Northern White Rhinos left in the world after Angalifu died at San Diego Zoo. BBC News has the story.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Virunga

Coming to Netflix on 11/11.
From the forested depths of the African Congo, among the last of the mountain gorillas comes Virunga, an incredible true story of idealistic conservationists, armed militia, and the struggle to control Congo's rich natural resources. A new Netflix Original Documentary, Virunga details the brave people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa long since forgotten. In the Virunga National Park, life flourishes with lush plant and wildlife -- and it's a battleground for rogue soldiers, opportunistic poachers, and a small band of embattled park rangers, the last line of defense to protect the heart and soul of the Eastern Congo.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Kakapo chick hatched!

Sirocco Kakapo (@Spokesbird) tweeted at 7:43 PM on Sun, Mar 02, 2014:
Skraaarrrk! I'm so very pleased to introduce you to the very first kākāpō chick of 2014: (https://twitter.com/Spokesbird/status/440286273073201152)

Kakapo chick imminent?

Sirocco Kakapo (@Spokesbird) tweeted at 1:31 PM on Sun, Mar 02, 2014:
Boom! Cheeping can be heard from inside Lisa's crushed-but-taped-up egg! Claws crossed for some good news today: (https://twitter.com/Spokesbird/status/440192597105971201)


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

2014 Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture

This year's lecture is March 11th at 7:30pm. For more information please visit this page at Save The Rhino: The Science of Harry Potter and the Mathematics of The Simpsons
This year's lecture will explore a theme close to the hearts of many of Douglas' fans. We will be exploring science in fiction, taking a closer look at two popular fictional worlds - Harry Potter and the Simpsons - and exploring the science within.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Kakapo nesting on Codfish Island

Exciting news from the DOC blog.
The first kakapo eggs in three years have been discovered by rangers on Codfish Island/Whenua Hou. The two nests that have been found so far belong to Lisa, an experienced kākāpō mum, and Tumeke who has bred before but had infertile eggs.

Thursday, January 16, 2014