Underbirds: The Fight to Save the Southern New Zealand Dotterel

Wanaka Time
Wanaka 11.00 am
Wanaka Session
Session 5

11 mins, Directors: Brady Clarke, Abi Liddell and Isabella Lewis, NZ. 

Nestled in the rugged and remote mountains of Rakiura, Stewart Island, a remarkable story unfolds—one that could slip through the cracks of time unless it is brought to the world’s attention. With fewer than 126 birds remaining, a team of Department of Conservation rangers are fighting to preserve New Zealand’s most endangered bird. This is an ongoing battle of not only survival of these critically endangered birds but the mental health and stamina of the rangers who have dropped everything to be here.