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Critically Endangered Parakeets Back From the Brink on Predator Free Island

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- 1972 days ago -
The critically endangered orange-fronted parakeets are thriving at Maud Island in the Marlborough Sounds, a new study has found

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Teresa W (782)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:58 am
good news

Christeen A (368)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 4:20 am
Yea. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Geynell Eskite (68)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:15 am
Great news!

pam w (139)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 6:57 am
Oh, dear. Without predators....they'll overwhelm any other animals in their niche.

Sue H (7)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:32 am
Excellent news, thanks.

Hayley C (7)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:45 am
Great to hear!

Valerie H (133)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:56 am
great.....thank you for sharing!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:21 am
Good news.

Sheila S (50)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:46 am
From 11 to 100 in just five years...that's great! With less than 1000 worldwide, I can't imagine them ever reaching an overwhelming status in the sanctuary. This is good news.

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:53 am
very to unpredate the humans

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 10:27 am
Noted! And all good news!

John B (185)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:23 am
Thanks Cal for the link to the wonderful article. Great news indeed. Read and noted.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 12:01 pm
Noted. Excellent news! Thanks so much, Cal.

michelle t (41)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 12:57 pm
Great news

Carol C (97)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:37 pm
Noted. Thank you.

janet f (29)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:42 pm
Even when a species is down to a ridiculously low number like 11, they can come back from the brink of extinction...if only humans would leave them alone and stop destroying their habitat.

That's clearly asking too much; look at the state of the world's wildlife right now. Such a disgrace.

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 1:49 pm
Thank you for sharing this exciting news!!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 2:10 pm
Good news.

Hartson Doak (39)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:00 pm
Awesome. Those rats will destroy native birds every time.

Ellen G (325)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:14 pm
TY it is a good start

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:31 pm
They are lovely and sensitive animals that deserve to be protected.

Isabelle J (81)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 3:34 pm
Good news !

Talya H (10)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:07 pm
Thanks for the share!

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:34 pm
Noted thanks

Christine Stewart (134)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 7:55 pm
Yay, thanks for sharing!

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 8:59 pm
Good to hear.

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:08 pm
They should have never been on the brink to begin with. Let this be a lesson for all animals. It would cost less to save them now, then to have to bring them back from being extinct.

Wednesday December 26, 2012, 9:26 pm
This is indeed good news, now we just need to protect them. Noted. Thanks Cal

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:12 am
I'm so glad that they have a safe home now. Any creature that is so handsome needs to be protected!

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:00 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:18 am
good news :) thanks

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:20 am

Tanya W (65)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:51 am
Noted and happy to hear it.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 4:54 am
parakeets are awesome birds

Veronique L (209)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 6:17 am
Thanks for sharing!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 7:02 am
Super news!

Suzanne H (81)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:14 am
Good news!!

Hayley C (7)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:25 am

Hayley C (7)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 8:25 am
And might I add, what a cute little bird :)

Colleen Prinssen (14)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:46 am
oh yes. because an animal that never had preditors now needs them. god forbid an endangerd animal looses it's protected status because "there are enough of them" maybe we should just transplant some animals into a new area -just- so nature can take down their numbers a notch? maybe put some Komodo Dragons somewhere, where there were never large enough carnivores so any population of animals can be blessed with being controlled by one.

or maybe we should just retro enginere a Haast's eagle to replace said bird from NZ.

godforbid NZ be without predatory megafauna. every place of the world needs one.

maybe Monsanto can make one for penguins. Leopard Seals are not enough to eat the penguins, if there are ever to many of them.

how horrible they get rid of the animal immigrants that were causing trouble for those parakeets, when it's only us who cannot meddle with anything. a human doing anything is unnatural. while we are at it, maybe we should rewild America so we have all the ice age era animals we once had.

what is wrong with some animal lovers?

James Merit (144)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 1:42 pm
Thank you for sharing.

Luna Lockwood (5)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:15 pm
Jean-Jacques Rousseau put it best when he said, "You are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody."

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday December 30, 2012, 9:30 pm

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday January 8, 2013, 8:14 am
Noted and Tnx for the good news Cal :-)

Wendy F (62)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:28 am
Noted, thanks.
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