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Kakapo: Rescued From The Brink Of Extinction

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The kakapo is one of New Zealand's most charismatic yet mysterious birds. It is also one of the world's most threatened species and a New Zealand conservation success story. An ancient, flightless, nocturnal, herbivorous giant parrot, the kakapo was once numerous throughout the country but is now extinct in its natural range. At its low point, the population was reduced to ...more
215 pages
Published 2010 by Craig Potton Pub.
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Rachel (Sfogs)
Mar 30, 2015 Rachel (Sfogs) rated it it was amazing
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!!
Anna
Mar 15, 2011 Anna rated it it was amazing
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Such a beautiful book! The switch from letting the kakapo do their thing to greater involvement (watching nests, hand-rearing chicks not doing so well, artificial insemination) has brought the kakapo back from almost extinction. It is so cool to think that Douglas Adams wrote about the kakapo in Last Chance to See and his co-writer visited NZ with Stephen Fry to see the kakapo again a couple of decades later.
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