Will nature sort itself out?

“At worst, the current practice of founding new populations of endangered species with such small numbers of founders may be inducing widespread reproductive failure and hastening their extinction.” Briskie & Mackintosh 2004 Orange-fronted parakeet(Cyanoramphus malherbi),found only in New Zealand,& classified nationally critical.Photo by Frances Schmechel Will the Anthropocene era be…

Weta accommodation popular, long-drops included!

What is the plight of the Banks Peninsula tree weta, Hemideina ricta, the rarest tree weta in New Zealand? The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust helped Lincoln University contact over 40 enthusiastic landowners keen to know if they had weta on their patch. The resulting Weta Watchers group has helped put…