Here for one show only! April is Takahē Awareness Month – join the celebrations and come and watch Elwin Productions latest film – Brave New Wilderness. Show casing the great work of the Takahē & Kākāpō Recovery Programmes and the challenges faces of ensuring these two species are here for our future generations. Two of New Zealand’s rarest birds saved from extinction.
“The remarkable success story behind rescuing two of New Zealand’s species from extinction and establishing a brave new wilderness for them to call home.
New Zealand’s unique landscapes experienced through the stories of the kākāpō, the worlds rarest parrot, and the takahē, a giant mountain swamp-hen once thought to be extinct. Though once widespread these birds are now absent from almost all their former range, wiped out by land-use change and introduced predators like stoats, rats and cats.
For half a century scientists, conservationists, veterinarians & pioneers in the field of conservation have battled to save the birds from extinction. It’s been a rollercoaster ride of successes and failures but today the bird’s population are increasing. This growth means that today the recovery teams can turn their attention to an even bigger goal, creating a Brave New Wilderness and returning these species to the landscapes they once called home.
This is much more than a story about saving a species from extinction, it’s about repairing ecosystems and restoring a natural balance”.
Rating: E (Exempt)
Duration: 52 minutes