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Issue 24 - A new daily release record is set

06 Apr 2021

A massive 93 captive raised birds were released into their natural environment on 4th March 2021.

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Issue 23 - Anne Richardson awarded the order of merit

30 Sep 2020

Anne Richardson ICWT Wildlife Manager, has been awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Wildlife Conservation, in the Queens Birthday Honours List for 2020.

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Issue 22 - NZ Shore Plover fly in

21 Aug 2020

NZ Shore Plover/Tūturuatu fly in from the Chatham Islands to boost the genetic diversity of this endangered bird.

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Issue 21 - Prodigious Shore Plover

02 Mar 2020

Beginning the season with just 2 established breeding pairs, hopes weren’t high for a productive breeding season for this critically endangered shorebird here at the ICWT.

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Issue 20 - New Zealand's rarest mainland duck

09 Dec 2019

The most successful captive breeding programme to date. From a plummeting Brown Teal (pāteke) population of only 700 pāteke in the 1990’s, the ICWT captive breeding programme has been instrumental in assisting the most successful native bird species recovery to date, building pāteke numbers up to approximately 2500 alive today.

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Issue 19 - Minister of Conservation Hon. Eugenie Sage visit

22 Jul 2019

Minister Sage visited us on the 17th July 2019 to announce that New Zealand’s rarest mainland forest bird, the kākāriki karaka/orange-fronted parakeet, is having its best breeding season in decades due to a beech seed bonanza.

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