Saving New Zealand’s Native Wildlife Slideshow

Wednesday, August 14, 2013. 7:30 pm.

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Fairhaven Library Fireplace Room

1117 - 12th Street,
Bellingham, WA

Hudson Dodd, long-time Bellingham-based conservationist, will give a slideshow overview of New Zealand’s globally unique wildlife species, their special challenges for survival, and the inspiring work being done to help species such as the kiwi, kakapo, and tuatara survive into the future.

Dana Lyons, singer-songwriter and conservation advocate, will perform one song, “Cane Toad Muster,” a tongue-in-cheek take on a serious invasive species issue in New Zealand’s neighbor, Australia.

Suggested donation: $5-15


Hudson is the general manager of the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust, a non-profit community initiative in Nelson, New Zealand, to build a 9 mile long ‘pest-proof fence’ enclosing 1730 acres of native forest. This will protect the endangered native wildlife from introduced mammals such as rats, weasels, ferrets, cats, dogs, possums, and pigs… creating a wildlife nursery and outdoor classroom in a natural setting for the protection and study of New Zealand’s rare endemic bird and reptile species.