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Scientists sequencing DNA of endangered tuatara – Dominion Post

Laura Goodall posted in on April 22nd, 2015.

The Dominion Post‘s Olivia Wannan looks at how sequencing DNA from the tuatara could help conservationists develop a better way to bring it back from the brink of extinction. Olivia is a finalist in the Reporter Science and Technology category for this year’s Canon Media Awards. An excerpt (read the story in full here): Forget animal attraction – the perfect mate for […]

NZ Herald: Albatross fights for survival

Peter Griffin posted in on June 14th, 2010.

The Chatham Albatross, one of the world’s most endangered birds, is no longer quite as endangered as once it was, according to Canterbury researcher Paul Scofield. The birds’ population has stabilised over the last few decades, and it has been downgraded to ‘vulnerable’ on the latest Red List. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Counts […]

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