'Kakapo: Rescued From The Brink Of Extinction' republished

Weekend Variety Wireless 08/10/2018
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Graeme speaks with renowned natural history journalist Alison Balance.

Graeme takes a look at the Alison’s book that has just been updated and reissued, Kakapo: Rescued From The Brink Of Extinction.

Alison discusses the history of the conservation efforts to save this peculiar and iconic species.

She looks at the catalysts for the breeds destruction, and the importance of efforts such as that of Resolution Island which are boosting the bird’s breeding efforts.

She also discusses initiatives such as artificial insemination and takes a wee look at Richard Henry before his feature on outsiders in the next hour.

To take a look at the Outsiders tale of Richard Henry click here.

And you could WIN A COPY! Just e-mail Graeme with your postal address and make it clear you’d like the book.

A winner will be drawn next week.

Listen to the full interview with Alison Balance above.

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