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Native’s not always good and exotic’s not all bad – Wayne Linklater

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on March 3rd, 2017.

On World Wildlife Day, Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Wayne Linklater writes in the Dominion Post about his thoughts on the “native good, exotic bad” message. An excerpt (read in full): I don’t like my children being provoked to kill for conservation. And I don’t like them being taught to demonise an entire species of animal, […]

It’s a people problem, not a pest problem – Wayne Linklater

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on July 28th, 2016.

In the hubbub following the Government’s call for a predator-free New Zealand, one point has been missing, writes Dr Wayne Linklater in the Dominion Post: NZ isn’t people-free. An excerpt (read in full here): Wayne Linklater: It’s a people problem, not a pest problem Increasingly, as recent efforts to make Stewart Island predator-free or neighbourhoods […]

Captive breeding of black rhino not efficient – NZ researcher

Peter Griffin posted in on November 11th, 2011.

The new International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) warning that the wild black rhinoceros sub-species (Diceros bicornis longipes) is extinct in West Africa is a signal that Western conservationists should consider investing in breeding rhino in the wild, rather than in captive breeding projects at sites such as zoos, says a New Zealand researcher,  […]

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