At Zealandia (and other hihi sites) we provide nest boxes for females to build their nests in and raise their young – because there aren’t enough old trees with natural hollows for them to nest in.
We provide sugar-water because there isn’t enough consistent food in the environment for them yet.
We provide them a safe space to be. Inside the fence, away from mammalian predators which are deadly to a species like hihi. It can take just one predator to knock out an entire population.
And we monitor hihi more than any other species in Zealandia. Because the population is in decline.
We need your support to help us find out how to increase the hihi population.
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