Archives For takahe

18 takahē are now roaming the tussock grasslands of Gouland Downs on the Heaphy Track. Takahē Advocacy Ranger Julie takes us behind the scenes of the recent takahē release in Kahurangi National Park.

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After 70 days, 14 helicopter flights and a large amount of stamina in the hot Southland summer, the 2017 Murchison Mountain takahē survey is complete.

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Not many people can say they have had a hands-on experience with takahē but last month, I was lucky enough to travel to Fiordland to learn more about the Takahē Recovery Programme and get a behind the scenes taste of what happens at the Burwood Takahē Centre – the hub of the takahē breeding programme in Te Anau.

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New Zealand’s birds aren’t known for being particularly savvy when it comes to defending themselves from introduced predators.

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Entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Richard Branson is spending some time in New Zealand, and has been impressed by our beautiful forests and charismatic birds.

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On this day in 1948, Dr Geoffrey Orbell rediscovered the takahē in Fiordland’s Murchison Mountains. Today we celebrate their rediscovery with a tribute to the takahē.

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Our photo of the week is from a different perspective. Here’s a close up of takahē plumage as captured by DOC’s own Herb Christophers.

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