Also we’re hoping to have a public game-playing session in New Plymouth – more details soon.
Meanwhile, Auckland Zoo is now stocking the game!
March is Whio Awareness Month and there are whio related activities around the country, plus there are whio family fun days at the Auckland Zoo, March 24, 25
Here’s some numbers from Whio Forever – a partnership between Genesis Energy and the Department of Conservation.
The Tongariro Forest security site. Prior to predator control operations a typical breeding season would produce around 20 whio ducklings. This year – 177 ducklings!!
The Whirinaki Forest security site. They have put in place a predator trapping programme with DOC200 traps along that river. This season – 13 breeding pairs and 27 ducklings.
It’s been a bumper breeding season for our blue duck, with more birds being released to secure sites over this month. Once more, they’re nibbling on the plants and under-water insects in our fast-flowing rivers. Whio Forever – yeah!!
In Cloak of Protection whio are eaten by adzebill (now extinct) and stoat