Date: 15 March 2017
DOC ranger Malcolm visits the whio creche at the Tongariro National Trout Centre with Conservation Dog Fern.
The blue duck/whio is only found in New Zealand. It is a nationally vulnerable species and faces a risk of becoming extinct.
March is Whio Awareness Month – celebrating and promoting our endangered blue duck.
Genesis Energy is partnering with DOC to extend its support for whio/blue duck recovery at a national level.