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Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests

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Headline: Kokako birdsong rings out in Kauri Coast forests

Maggie Barry | Arts, Culture and Heritage

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says there’s been a more than thousand percent increase in the number of kokako in Kauri Coast forests since 1990 due to the continued use of 1080 and trapping.

“An aerial 1080 drop in 1990 is credited with saving the kokako from local extinction and its continued use along with trapping has seen the population grow from a low of 5 pair in 1990 to 60 pair today, as well as 29 single kokako,” Ms Barry says.

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