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Save the Kiwis by Cynpai Save the Kiwis by Cynpai

Kiwi (Order: Apterygiformes)

Elusive Kiwi by The.Rohit, CC BY 2.0

Subspecies


Great Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx haastii)
Status: Vulnerable
Threats: Introduced predators such as pigs, dogs, cats, brush-tailed possum, ferrets, and stoats; habitat loss
Current estimated population (2008): <8,000 individuals, with a mature population between 5,300-5,400; declining

Little Spotted Kiwi (Apteryx owenii)
Status: Near Threatened
Threats: Though many Little Spotted Kiwi have been transplanted to predator-free islands as part of conservation efforts, they are still susceptible to accidental and deliberate introduction of predators
Current estimated population (2008): ~1,200 individuals, with a mature population of roughly 800; stable

Okarito Kiwi (Apteryx rowi)
Status: Critically Endangered
Threats: Introduced predators such as pigs, dogs, cats, brush-tailed possum, ferrets, and stoats; vulnerable to immediate extinction in the face of unpredictable events; habitat fragmentation; slow rate of reproduction
Current estimated population (2009): ~300 individuals, population trend unknown

Southern Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis)
Status: Vulnerable
Threats: Introduced predators such as pigs, dogs, cats, brush-tailed possum, ferrets, and stoats 
South Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis lawryi)
Current estimated population (2008): 7,000 individuals on South Island, declining; disjunct population on the Haast island of 300 individuals, increasing

Stewart Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx australis lawryi)
Current estimated population (2008): 20,000 individuals, stable

North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli) (Pictured)
Status: Endangered
Threats: Introduced predators such as pigs, dogs, cats, brush-tailed possum, ferrets, and stoats; habitat fragmentation
Current estimated population (2008): ~35,000 individuals, needs confirmation; declining



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Young-stoaty-chap Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a New Zealander, and let's just say that not all of us are so very anti-stoat.
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Cynpai Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since when was wanting to save the kiwi considered "anti-stoat?" Stoats don't even belong there, so what's the big deal?
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:iconyoung-stoaty-chap:
Young-stoaty-chap Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stoats are superior to kiwi in very way. We must let them rule New Zealand like the gods they are.
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Cynpai Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're invasive, useless rats that need to be extirpated. End of story.
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Young-stoaty-chap Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are second only to mankind in greatness. Worship the Stoat! The Stoat is god!
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Cynpai Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:unimpressed:
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Silverwolfumbre Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
What cute little creatures. We need to stop wasting money on those damn red wolves and use them for the kiwis and other endangered creatures!
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Cynpai Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, considering "red wolves" are in North America, and Kiwis are in New Zealand, I don't think you have to worry about where your money is going, lol.
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Silverwolfumbre Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
True XD.
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:iconwordsarecool:
As harsh as this may sound, New Zealands current tactics for keeping kiwis from becoming extinct in the wild are not acceptable.

Kiwis are so prone to be killed by stoats and etc, because they never had to deal with land-based predators and never evolved to be resistant to them. New Zealands's solution of erradicating or otherwise aggressively combating the invasive predator population (that never chose to be there in the first place) is just mass killing a bunch of animals in order to prevent another animal from being killed en masse, simply because the bird never evolved to the point were it was safer from them.

Absolutely rediculous..

Just let nature run it's course.
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