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- 3 March 2015 World’s wildlife—a critical economy
- Wildlife is critical to the economies of nations. New Zealand’s wildlife
– whales, dolphins, red deer, thar, albatross, kiwi, tuatara, fish and
kauri – attract tourists. And the tourists who come to see or hunt our
wildlife stay for longer and spend more, especially in our provinces and
small towns, than those who come for our casinos and high-end hotels.
Read more about World’s wildlife—a critical economy
- 27 February 2015 Survey reveals signs of tuatara recovery
- The tuatara population on
Hauturu ō Toi/Little Barrier Island may be recovering, according to results
from a recent survey carried out with help from Victoria University of
Read more about Survey reveals signs of tuatara recovery
- 11 February 2015 Populations benefit from having different kettles of fish
- Having weaker individuals in a population can strengthen its long-term stability and reduce likelihood of extinction, according to new research from Victoria University of Wellington. Read more about Populations benefit from having different kettles of fish
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Alistair Brown’s interest in using bacteria to solve a problem drew him to biology. Now he’s doing research he hopes will lead to the identification of new antibiotics. Watch Alistair’s story.