Archives For Native animals

There’s scant information about many of New Zealand’s lizards, but for the Fiordland skink we seem to know quite a bit — but do we really?

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It’s a stormy day in Fiordland. With a potential break in the weather, it might be enough time for Science Advisors Terry Greene and Emma Williams to race down from Christchurch and complete their mission: find and tag some elusive juvenile kākā.

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Freshwater snails are little-known and rather mysterious creatures, but there are 69 native species in New Zealand and they play an important ecological role.

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