Endangered insect breeding facility
The Endangered Species Foundation attracted partial funding for a project to establish an endangered insect captive breeding facility.
We are grateful to the Graham Hirst Kitney Charitable Trust for granting $10,000 to purchase equipment for this facility at the New Zealand School of Forestry at Canterbury University.
Dr Tara Murray at the University of Canterbury's School of Forestry had a PhD student helping develop captive rearing techniques (using more common insects), that can be applied to endangered insects at the captive breeding facility. Critically endangered species such as the Canterbury knobbled weevil will benefit from this facility.