Tuesday 4 October 2011

New Zealand storm-petrel in the news

Well this is a little late, but things have been so hectic lately, that I thought better late than never!  Been trying to get my report on the Tukituki River Catchment completed, and it is taking a little longer than expected, and of course there is always something else to add.  I should have that finished in the next few days and then can get a few photos taken over the last few weeks on here...some good stuff of Australasian bittern, orchids, and plumed whistling ducks to put up.

In the meantime this article ran in the Sunday Star Times just over a week ago - on 25 September 2011.  The article had two of my images accompanying it - including the front cover of the 'Focus' section.  They came out really well, and in fact the article has received a lot of good interest.  It was really sparked by the publication of a paper in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, by Dr Bruce Robertson, with myself as a coauthor, entitled "When rediscovery is not enough: Taxonomic uncertainty hinders conservation of a critically endangered bird".  You can read that article here.

Anyway, more exposure for the story, the bird, and us.  The articles can also be seen here and here.


  1. Nice article! That bird is certainly newsworthy.

  2. I am very happy your nice article.

    Tokiko said.