Nicola Toki
Image: Richard Cosgrove | Fish & Game

Introduction

Nicola Toki is DOC's Threatened Species Ambassador. Her role is to raise awareness and inspire action for our threatened native plants and animals.

Highlights

Telling the stories of New Zealand's native wildlife is Nicola's passion. She loves getting people as excited about giant wētā as they are about kiwi or kākāpō.

Get to know Nicola and see she what she's been up to lately. Find out why some of our species are at risk and learn about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention with Critter of the Week.

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Highlights

 

Critter of the Week

Every Friday Nicola chats to Jesse Mulligan from Radio New Zealand about the not-so-cuddly critters that need our attention.

Wrybill/ngutu pare

Wrybill/ngutu pare.
Wrybill/ngutu pare
Image: Andrew Walmsley © 

13 October 2017

The wrybill/ngutu pare is the only bird in the world with a laterally-curved bill!

It breeds on large braided rivers in central south island, preferring large dynamic rivers that will not become overgrown with weeds. 

After breeding, almost the entire population migrates north to winter in the harbours of the northern North Island, notably the Firth of Thames and Manukau Harbour.

Wrybill on Critter of the Week.

Earlier Critter of the Week chats.

Partners

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The Threatened Species Ambassador is supported by Air New Zealand, as part of their partnership with DOC.

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