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UPDATED: Budget 2015: Kiwi conservation funding – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on May 21st, 2015.

More than $11 million of new operating funding for Kiwi conservation efforts, spread over four years,  has been announced in the new budget. The funding boost aims to to arrest the ongoing decline in wild kiwi numbers, which are falling by 2 per cent a year. “Kiwi are known around the world as a symbol […]

Smart spending for ‘flagship’ species – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on March 25th, 2015.

Smart spending of private conservation funding for individual ‘charismatic’ species can significantly benefit other species, say the authors of a new study. In New Zealand, the Department of Conservation (DOC) runs a National Partnership sponsorship programme, allowing companies to sponsor an individual, iconic ‘flagship’ species such as the kiwi, kakapo or takahe. Some experts have […]

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