The latest for Dr. Andrew Digby: cloacitis, vitamin D and geonomics.
Dr. Andrew Digby, Kākāpō Recovery scientist brings you the latest updates from the team’s current work: cloacitis, GPS tags and future sites.
In March we had teams head out to both Anchor and Whenua Hou to climb trees. While this may sound more like an activity suited to kids, its actually a really important part of our management. We carefully monitor the levels of fruit growing on rimu trees on both islands as masting (mass fruiting) of rimu is a known trigger for kākāpō to breed.