16 Jan 2020

Animal conservation in an age of climate change

From Summer Times 2020/2021, 9:09 am on 16 January 2020

One kiwi has died due in Northland as result of dehydration due to a dry, hot summer in the region. 

This comes on the heels of a report that 2019 was the hottest year on record in 140 years - with no indication temperatures will stabilise any time soon. This has raised questions about the welfare of animals in the time of climate change - does it pose the next great threat to our endangered species? 

Joining us is Forest and Bird north island regional manager, Dr Rebecca Stirnemann.

The North Island brown kiwi is one of five species of kiwi, and the first to have its genome sequenced

The North Island Brown Kiwi Photo: SUPPLIED

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