Good News Notes:
“A 40 year protection programme for the black stilt – or Kakī – has seen the birds’ adult population rise by 31 percent recently.
They are only found in the upper Waitaki and Mackenzie Basins.
Their numbers have been boosted by predator control and a captive breeding programme that released 184 juvenile kaki in the 2017/2018 breeding season.
Predator attacks meant just 67 of those birds survived.”
View the whole story here: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/417328/kaki-population-soars-under-predator-control