From Wildlife Extra:
Rarest kiwi species reintroduced to New Zealand’s North Island
Rowi are New Zealand’s rarest kiwi species, with an estimated 370 birds in existence. Through predation and habitat loss rowi have been reduced to just one natural population, in Ōkārito, South Westland.
Return of rarest kiwi to North Island after hundreds of years absence
June 2012. Rowi, the world’s rarest kiwi species, is returning to the North Island after an absence of hundreds of years.
Mana Island – Predator free
Twenty juvenile rowi will be going to Mana Island, near Wellington, to establish a new colony in the hope of improving the breeding prospects for the species. Normally they would be going home to Ōkārito, in South Westland, from their crèche on Motuara Island in Queen Charlotte Sound.
“By sending a juvenile population north to predator-free Mana Island…
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