Saturday, June 15, 2024

Reintroducing Kaka beak plants in New Zealand gardens to save the native Kaka bird – Tim Park (Ecologist and Manager of Otari Native Botanic Gardens

In this episode, Tim Park, manager at  Ōtari Native Botanic Gardens, speaking about how reintroducing the kaka beak plant into gardens in Wellington has brought the native kaka bird back from the brink of extinction.

This is a story of the mutualistic relationship between a bird and a plant, and it demonstrates a number of principles that can be widely applied within ex situ and in situ conservation. Listen to the episode to learn what those terms mean!