Thursday, November 16, 7:30 pm
Where the Heck Are the Snares?
The Story of Ecological Recovery in the New Zealand Sub-Antarctic
by Andrea Tuttle
The remote islands south of New Zealand are home to many endemic species of birds and marine mammals, but all have been subjected to the ravages of sealers and penguin oil dealers bringing cats, rats, and rabbits. After several false starts in eradication efforts, and many millions of dollars later, victory has finally been declared in the Macquarie and Campbell islands.
Andrea takes us on an exciting travelogue of a Christmas 2022 trip with National Geographic that offers spectacular scenes of the flora and fauna of these windswept outposts and tells the story of the hard-fought recovery of the endemic Campbell Teal, long declared extinct.
Andrea Tuttle is a retired bird duffer, having received much of her birding education on walks with RRAS. Professionally her career has focused on forest and climate policy, including attendance for twelve years as an Observer at the UN Framework Committee on Climate Change negotiations, appointments on the California Coastal Commission and North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and service as the first woman director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
The live program is held at Six Rivers Masonic Lodge, 251 Bayside Road, Arcata. It will be simultaneously Zoomed. Drinks and goodies will be served at 7:00 p.m., the program begins at 7:30.