Kākāpō

Kākāpō

Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Book - 2018 | Revised edition.
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This book follows the fall and rise of one of the world's most unusual birds, from the brink of extinction, through a roller-coaster ride of hope and loss. One of New Zealand's most threatened species, these charismatic yet mysterious night parrots, are now found only on a small number of predator-free island sanctuaries in New Zealand and have been the focus of a remarkable world renowned New Zealand conservation effort since 1977. Kakapo: Rescued from the brink of extinction is a revised edition of the 2010 title of the same name, that includes all of the up-to-date details of the ongoing, innovative hard work of the Kakapo Recovery Programme, New Zealand's flagship threatened-species conservation story. After nearly 30 years of intensive management by the New Zealand Department of Conservation kakapo team, there are exciting times ahead for kakapo, as the summer of 2019 will be the biggest kakapo breeding season on record. The author, Alison Ballance, has provided an informative and entertaining mix of hard facts, history, and accounts of the daily and seasonal routines of kakapo and their minders. This beautiful illustrated and inspiring book will appeal to anyone with an interest in ornithology and the natural world of New Zealand.
Publisher: Nelson, New Zealand :, Potton & Burton,, 2018.
Edition: Revised edition.
Branch Call Number: 598.71 BAL
Characteristics: 276 pages :,colour illustrations, 1 colour map, colour portraits ;,26 cm.

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Apr 03, 2015

This is a great book!
It take you from the very early days of Kakapo conservation, to more recent times. It's interesting to watch the 'evolution' of the systems, methods and technology.
If you are interesting in animals, conservation of highly endangered species, etc etc. You will love this book!!

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