Kiwi ducks

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In New Zealand Ban­rock has part­nered with Wet­land Care NZ to save the in­dige­nous Pateke duck, one of the rarest wa­ter­fowl species in the world. Ossie Latham of Wet­land Care NZ con­firms the value of Ban­rock’s help has not only been their sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ment - $300,000 to fund wet­land cre­ation and rein­tro­duc­tion of Pateke, and an­other $40,000 to track and mon­i­tor its sur­vival, but also “the recog­ni­tion and en­cour­age­ment it has given var­i­ous in­di­vid­u­als and lead­ers of the com­mu­nity groups who are hands-on pre­serv­ing wet­lands and wet­land species such as pateke.”

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