Story: Extinctions

Conservation volunteers

Conservation volunteers

These volunteers are planting trees near Lake Ngahewa, to provide hosts for a threatened mistletoe (Peraxilla tetrapetala). A few mistletoes survive on the old trees, which have been banded to prevent possums from climbing them and eating the mistletoes.

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Richard Holdaway, 'Extinctions - Causes of extinctions in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Richard Holdaway, published 24 Sep 2007