Minister Sage visited The Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust on 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.

Minister Sage acknowledged the crucial role of the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust in producing captive-bred birds for release into
the wild. While visiting ICWT Minister Sage took the opportunity to view the breeding facilities and also learn more about the other conservation activities of the Trust including the native plantings, scholarships and the Heritage Village.

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