scoop.co.nz 18 Mar, 2021 05:15 am

Takahē Take To The Sky Courtesy Of Air New Zealand

Takahē Take To The Sky Courtesy Of Air New Zealand
More than a dozen takahē have had their first taste of flight with Air New Zealand. In partnership with the Department of Conservation (DOC), Air New Zealand helped fly 15 takahē from Invercargill to Nelson. The precious flightless birds got to ...

More than a dozen takahē have had their first taste of flight with Air New Zealand.In partnership with the Department of Conservation (DOC), Air New Zealand helped fly 15 takahē from Invercargill to Nelson.Each bird was housed in its own carrier and made honorary members of Air New Zealand’s ‘infrequent flyers’ loyalty programme.Air New Zealand Head of Sustainability Meagan Schloeffel said the airline is big a fan of takahē and it’s fantastic to play a part in their translocation.

” Threatened Species Ambassador Erica Wilkinson says being able to translocate takahē and other threatened species on Air New Zealand services is important to growing their populations.“The Air New Zealand partnership is fundamental for DOC, by helping us move our species around they allow us to do more for our native species on the ground.

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