Revisiting conservation success stories is an important way to celebrate accomplishments even when there is more work to be done.
Published 21, april 2017 – Author: Emily HEBER
Featured photo: Endangered South Island Takahē. Credit: Kerri-Lee Beasly
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Three conservation success stories of birds here :
1. South Island Takahē population triples in 30 years
New Zealand’s native South Island Takahē was presumed extinct for almost fifty years until a population was discovered in 1948.
Predation by invasive species has made population recovery slow but the conservation efforts have allowed their population to triple in the past three decades.
2. New Critically Endangered Crested Tern population discovered
Exciting discoveries are made every day, but for the Critically Endangered Chinese Crested Tern a new population is especially uplifting, as it means hope for species recovery.
On an island in South Korea, a routine bird survey uncovered a new population in a region the species has never before been observed.
Researchers believe that habitat expansion could help save them from extinction.
3. Wisdom hatches another chick
Midway Atoll is home to a world of seabird biodiversity.
One of the best known species is the Laysan Albatross which breeds on the island every year.
‘Wisdom’, the oldest known wild bird at age 66, recently hatched yet another chick. It is estimated that she has had 30-35 offspring in her life and she’s showing no signs of ending her incredible track record.
And others !