Kōrero: Protected areas

Releasing North Island brown kiwi

Releasing North Island brown kiwi

Peter Morton releases a North Island brown kiwi into the Tongariro Forest in 1999. The Tongariro Forest Conservation Area is a stewardship area, and has particular importance for the survival of brown kiwi. In the ‘Operation Nest Egg’ programme, eggs were collected and hatched in captivity, to avoid predation by stoats and cats. The young birds were later freed in the forest.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10044941

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Les Molloy, 'Protected areas - Scenic, historic, recreation and other reserves', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13870/releasing-north-island-brown-kiwi (accessed 2 October 2022)

He kōrero nā Les Molloy, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Sep 2015