A whio on a log

Image: Sabine Bernert | ©

Introduction

March is Whio Awareness Month.

Highlights

Whio Awareness Month is celebrated during March, when young adult whio which have been reared in captivity are released back into the wild. We celebrate the month with stories, events and competitions through our partnership with Genesis in the Whio Forever Programme.

Whio Awareness Month activities on Whio Forever website.

Whio Forever competition

Head over to the Whio Forever Facebook page and enter their competition to win a rat-trap, a pair of Allbirds and a limited edition art print by Rachel Walker.

Closes 15 March 2020. 

Colouring competition

This year, a colouring competition is being run with categories for both Juniors, Seniors and Adults.

Enter the 2020 whio colouring competition.

Closes 27 April 2020.

Whio Awareness Month on the blog

  • Whio Journal: Catching whio on Boyd Stream
    17 March 2020
    <p>In our latest Whio Journal we catch-up with our science technician Jason Malham to talk about catching and banding whio and why we do it.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2020/03/18/whio-journal-catching-whio-on-boyd-stream/">Whio Journal: Catching whio on Boyd Stream</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz">Conservation blog</a>.</p>
  • Whio Journal: Saving our iconic blue duck
    04 March 2020
    <p>Tune in to our new blog series 'Whio Journal' for monthly updates from our rangers and whio community out in the field, doing the mahi to protect our precious and Threatened-Nationally Vulnerable whio.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2020/03/05/whio-journal-saving-our-iconic-blue-duck/">Whio Journal: Saving our iconic blue duck</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz">Conservation blog</a>.</p>
  • A Duck’s life – Whio Forever
    13 May 2019
    <p>Jazzy is a whio (blue duck) living at Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre. Jazzy has a weak spot for fellow resident, Jimmy, and his ‘blue steel’ model looks. Together, Jazzy and Jimmy are helping to increase whio numbers in the wild.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2019/05/13/a-ducks-life-whio-forever/">A Duck’s life – Whio Forever</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz">Conservation blog</a>.</p>
  • Growing whio numbers in the Whirinaki River
    26 March 2019
    <p>March is Whio Awareness Month! Our biodiversity rangers kicked off the month by removing bands from whio in the Whirinaki River. </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz/2019/03/27/growing-whio-numbers-in-the-whirinaki-river/">Growing whio numbers in the Whirinaki River</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://blog.doc.govt.nz">Conservation blog</a>.</p>

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