As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Money for birds comes from staff cuts

By: Corazon Miller, and Julie Moffett, | New Zealand News | Thursday January 30 2014 7:21

UPDATE 9:52am: Good scheme, but a shame about where the money's come from.
Bird lovers are welcoming the plan to help protect our native birds.

It will be implemented over five years, with the aim of countering an expected rise in the number of predators such as rats and stoats.

Ornithological Society president David Lawrie says it's disappointing that the Government hasn't offered extra funding.

"DOC are losing their good staff and it's a pity it has to come out of that budget rather than additional money."

Meanwhile, the Government's defending the increased use of 1080 to protect our natives from a pest explosion.

There's predicted to be 30-million more rats, mice and stoats this autumn, thanks to a record drop of beech seed.

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