Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

Our seabirds are in trouble: What do we do?

By Brendon Dunphy Currently, 90% of our seabirds are threatened with extinction. It is a colossal loss and a colossally sad number. Aotearoa/New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world. From inspiring ocean wanderers such as the royal albatross (who may not touch...
Why is the Kererū so important? 🔊

Why is the Kererū so important? 🔊

They are known to get drunk on berries, fall out of trees, and hang around humans, but Kererū have become something of a New Zealand icon. They are also the only bird left in New Zealand that can distribute large seeds, and their disappearance would be a disaster for...
Do animals feel fear?

Do animals feel fear?

By Cassie Freund Afraid of lions by moonlight and raptors by day, animals will behave in dramatic ways as Cassie Freund explains. Anyone who has ever watched a horror movie late at night while home alone understands how fear can affect behavior. You may be on high...
How do animals communicate? 🔊

How do animals communicate? 🔊

Scientists have made fascinating discoveries about animals and how they communicate. For instance, bird songs are more than music to the ears of the forest; it turns out they are speaking a language understood by many species. Erick Greene discusses his latest...