Saving Kiwi Birds

[Facebook] [Twitter]


One of the symbols of New Zealand is the beautiful kiwi bird. However, in about a quarter of century, the kiwi bird may be totally extinct. Fortunately, one man in the country is determined to stop this from happening. In order to do this, he is involved in a project which may save the beautiful bird species. He dreams of having a huge sanctuary in which to let about 3,000 birds to develop on their own. His dream is big and he hopes to realize it without Government money on the territory of mainland New Zealand. If he will make it real or not, only time will tell. Until he starts putting in application what he most desires, watch here a video presenting the efforts made by him and others to save the kiwi bird.

If you live in New Zealand and you want to give a hand in saving this bird which is a symbol of the country, you need to pay attention to a few important things you can easily do on your own:

  • Control your pets. Dogs are usually the problem, so don’t bring them in areas where there are kiwi birds.
  • Report the dogs you see in the areas where kiwi birds grow. The dogs may endanger the birds, so they should be removed.
  • Learn the sound the bird makes and report if you hear it because organizations fighting for saving the species should come and evaluate the situation to see if they can improve the environment, thus the chances of survival of the bird.
  • Drive carefully at night to avoid hitting such a bird.

These are small, but important things to do. If you want to help save and preserve the kiwi bird, you can also get involved by donating money or volunteering in an organization. And the easiest thing to do is to share this article with your friends and loved ones.