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Hihi comeback! A short film about hihi conservation and Tiritiri Matangi

Please join us in a short history of hihi conservation and the central role that Tiritiri Matangi island has played in the return of hihi to parts of their former range. Our story focusses on these most colourful and charismatic of New Zealand’s endemic birds. We share their history, some of their extreme behaviours and the help provided by caring New Zealanders and scientists from far flung corners of the globe.

Written by Dr John Ewen

I have been interested and working with hihi since I was involved with establishing the Tiritiri Matangi island population through translocation in 1995. I am now employed as a Research Fellow at the Zoological Society of London and have been here since 2004. My research is multi-disciplinary and focusses on small population biology and management. I use decision science to assist in planning hihi management and drive our applied research with this species and have experience in molecular and behavioural ecology, wildlife health and nutrition and reintroduction biology.

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