Wednesday, November 09, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - The delight of a Stewart Island working holiday

New Zealand's Stuff on the delights of a Stewart Island working holiday...
It was difficult to understand why a legal executive would give up her precious holiday time to be part of the annual volunteer programme that the Department of Conservation organises.

Totally intrigued, I decided the only way to found out more about the project was to join one of the projects.
We went for a walk and discovered plenty of kiwi prints on the sand dunes and down on Big Hell Fire Beach, where the view is straight out to Codfish Island, the kakapo sanctuary.

On our last night at the hut we managed to spot a Kiwi as it went about its nocturnal business.

That was the highlight of my week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting website, thank you for providing it to us. It is my hope that one day in the future we can use technology to tap into dna reminants and try to re-vive those creatures that are now extinct.
Here is a 3D image I generated on this topic:
I'm hoping it's not just wishful thinking, but in the mean time your site is very informative and may help to prevent such scenerios by keeping the public informed.
Gina Miller