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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

Kent 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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