Dr Kevin Parker


I have been involved with hihi management and research since 2002. My primary role has been leading and planning hihi translocations and contributing to strategic decision making for ongoing recovery efforts. I manage a small conservation consulting business, Parker Conservation, and have a half time research position at Massey University funded by a Fast Start Grant from the Royal Society of New Zealand. My expertise is in reintroduction biology, restoration ecology and threatened species management.


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    Frisky Casanovas may save stitchbirds from extinction

    Article available from the New Zealand Herald at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11467527 Hihi research published in the journal Evolutionary Applications has been picked up by the New Zealand Herald by author Jamie Morton. In his article he writes; “Adulterous male stitchbirds who sneakily father chicks with coupled-up females could prove key to saving the endangered little natives. There […]

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