Protecting Kererū

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1921
The year kererū gained total protection
21
The number of years kererū can live
1
The number of eggs laid per clutch
11990
The total number sighted in The Great Kererū Count 2016
 
 

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Big and chubby in my 50 year old kowhai tree. ... See MoreSee Less

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Loved seeing the kereru while walking in the park today 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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New kererū mural in my neighbourhood.

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The recent native planting that the council has done by the river is attracting native birds back to the area, like this beautiful Kereru.

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New kererū mural in my neighbourhood. ... See MoreSee Less

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After such a great start to the day picking up the plants I was again heartbroken to see another 5 kereru killed by car strike. 😭 Jesse and I drove up that road late Monday afternoon and saw no dead kereru, 48 hours later 5 – I could only pick up two of them as I couldn’t find a safe place to stop for the other three. Both were warm and had been killed within minutes of me seeing them. This is one of the worst locations in the Wellington region – River Road – Silver Stream / Hutt Motorway is a perfect storm with high native bush one side, and on the other side rows of tree lucerne right next to the motorway, then lines of willow trees next to the Hutt river. The kereru body count is massive in this small stretch of motorway. I will be making contact with the Wellington Regional Council tomorrow and asking for the removal of the tree Lucerne which seems like a relatively simple fix. Watch this space! ... See MoreSee Less

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