Tara Murray - Protecting our native grasshoppers

Tara Murray - Protecting our native grasshoppers

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Entomologist and conservationist Tara Murray from Canterbury University describes robust grasshoppers as being "a bit like the Kakapo of the insect world - large, flightless, smelly and reliant on camouflage to avoid their natural avian predators which makes them easy prey for mammals". So it makes sense for her to apply bird conservation principles to help to save the nationally threatened native insect. In the Mackenzie Basin a predator proof fence has been set up to protect a 200m ... Maggiori informazioni

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