We’re championing some of our Wild Work community heroes this #ConservationWeek! 🦆
Nature lovers and @wscollege students (making them our neighbours!) Emma and Mele are spreading a message to save our native wildlife by asking the public to please stop feeding the birds in Western Springs Park.
Sadly, many people are not aware that bird bodies are not designed to consume breads, cereals or any highly processed foods – and feeding them this can result in poor nutrition, avian botulism and death.
Emma and Mele decided to take action after a kōrero (talk) with Auckland Zoo educator Hōhepa where they learnt about Kaitiakitanga (guardianship) of the environment and Manaakitanga (the process of showing respect and care for others).
Ka pai girls! Click the link in our bio to read Emma and Mele’s blog. 🧡