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ā€œIt sat down, it sat down!ā€ This is the exclamation of an excited birder looking for banded dotterel/pohowera nests. Itā€™s breeding season and its time figure out if our new predator cages will work to help boost nesting success.

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November 20 marks the 70th anniversary of the rediscovery of the takehē – we take a look back at seven decades of progress, preservation and recovery.

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For nearly 70 years a group of passionate and dedicated people have been working hard to ensure takahē are never again considered extinct. Although the people have changed, the mission of returning takahē to the wild – having takahē roaming the native grasslands of mainland New Zealand – has always remained the same. Since rediscovery in 1948, Takahē Recovery has taken many forms and exists as one of the longest standing and progressive conservation stories in the world.

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