Saturday, December 10, 2016

Last Chance To See TV Series Now Available on Netflix in USA

Very happy to report that Netflix in the USA now carries the Last Chance To See TV series for streaming. For now it's just the original 6 episode series from 2009, and not the follow up "Return of the Rhino" episode.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

New Zealand kakapo sees bumper breeding season - up to 157!

Wonderful news from New Zealand this year, with Kakapo numbers up to 157. Here's BBC News picked up the story from the NZ Herald and Post.
There's good news for one of the world's rarest birds, after a successful breeding season saw its numbers boom by 28%. The critically endangered kakapo now has a population of 157, after a record-breaking 34 chicks joined the ranks this year, the New Zealand Herald reports. The rotund, flightless parrots are only found in New Zealand, where they live on three predator-free islands.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Kakapo Breeding Season Going Great Guns

The 2016 Kakapo breeding season is going great. This recent updated from the Kakapo Recovery Facebook page....
Kākāpō breeding season is in full swing: 43 females mated, 43 nests, 106 eggs across 3 islands, with around 50% fertility. It's a busy one! More details coming soon.
Exciting times!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

14th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture, March 10th 2016

The 14th Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture will be presented by Professor Alice Roberts and will take place at the Royal Geographical Society in London on Thursday March 10th, 2016.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Possible sightings of the baiji dolphin?

To be taken with a teaspoon of salt but the BBC reports that there are still occasional possible sightings of our favorite pink dolphin. Can you ever be sure that an endangered species has gone extinct?