Sunday, February 12, 2006

KAKAPO PARROTS - Overseas help for endangered parrot

Here's TVNZ with news on a conservationist who's flying in to help with the parrot's problems.
New Zealand conservationists are flying in help from overseas in an effort to save the endangered Kakapo.

The birds have become increasingly infertile but it is hoped a foreign expert can inject new life into the breeding programme.

Endangered Birds Specialist Dr Juan Blanco has flown half way across the world to help solve the fertility problems of its only flightless parrot.

Blanco's expertise is as rare as the birds he works with. The artificial insemination of endangered birds.