New Zealand Brown Teal Rebounds

The New Zealand Brown Teal, which at one time was New Zealand’s most common duck, is recovering from near extinction. Much of the credit for the accomplishment goes to the Brown Teal Conservation Trust, which has advocated for the recovery program and publicized the plight of the birds. As a result, in the last nine years the population of the birds at Port Charles (no, not that one) on the Coromandel Peninsula has increased from about 20 birds to over 700. Read the full story in the Wairarapa Times-Age.


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