Protecting native birds at Pūkaha Mount Bruce - Roadside Stories

A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Pūkaha Mount Bruce

Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide to Mt Bruce in the Video tab.

 New Zealand’s forests were once rich in bird life, but introduced predators have taken a terrible toll – including extinctions of some species. Pūkaha Mount Bruce is one of a number of sanctuaries aiming to eliminate predators and protect native wildlife. It was once part of Seventy Mile Bush, a stretch of dense forest that was settled (and largely cleared) by Scandinavians in the 1870s.

Related web links:
Saving native birds

Archival audio sourced from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives. Sound files may not be reused without permission from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives (Reference number T7700).

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