Moa not a goer...so let's save kiwi!

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Moa not a goer...so let's save kiwi!

This petition had 454 supporters

Kiwis for kiwi started this petition to Trevor Mallard, David Cunliffe and the Labour Party

While Labour MP's Trevor Mallard's recent suggestion to embrace scientific advances and resurrect the moa was intended as a light-hearted media stunt, it raises serious questions about what is being done to save other native species threatened with extinction.

The kiwi is one of those threatened species, with 95% of kiwi chicks killed in the wild. In unprotected areas, kiwi are threatened by a myriad of threats, including predators such as stoats, possums, wild cats and dogs, and loss of habitat. At least 20% of kiwi need to survive in order for the population to grow. This means that if we do nothing, we could lose our kiwi from the mainland of New Zealand in our lifetime.

Our role at Kiwis for kiwi is to raise awareness and funds to support the outstanding efforts of the Department of Conservation and more than 80 community groups around our country who are doing the hard yards out in the field to protect our national icon, checking traps, listening for kiwi and building fences to help keep our kiwi safe.

We need your help to keep kiwi alive! Sign our petition to send to Trevor Mallard, reminding him that there are plenty of endangered species still alive and kicking who could do with his support, rather than the Moa.

Check out our Facebook page 'like' us and support our mission to save New Zealand's national bird.

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This petition had 454 supporters