Monday, April 11, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - Department of Conservation gets $24.6 million funding boost

More positive news from New Zealand's STUFF with this funding boost for their DOC.
The funding is part of the Government's Budget 2005 package. Mr Carter made the announcement on Codfish Island (Whenua Hou), off the coast of Stewart Island, yesterday where six kakapo chicks have hatched in the past month, lifting the kakapo population to its highest level in 30 years.

"I am confident (the Budget 2005 funding) will help ensure the kakapo population continues to grow," he said.