Wednesday, December 07, 2005

KAKAPO PARROTS - New Zealand birdlife under threat

New Zealand's Scoop with the news that even more needs to be done to save New Zealand's native birdlife such as Kakapo, Kiwi and Taiko.
An overview of the state of New Zealand native birds says that while seriously endangered bird species are being successfully managed, there are many less-endangered species that are not being managed and are in severe decline.

Compiler of the State of New Zealand's Birds 2005 and a senior lecturer at Lincoln University, Kerry-Jayne Wilson, said today that the Conservation Department had been very successful at saving critically endangered species from extinction with, arguably, a better record of success than any other agency any where in the world.

"Almost all bird species that are being actively managed are increasing, albeit slowly in the case of very difficult species such as the Taiko and Kakapo."