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New research with ancient Moa DNA can help us understand how to personalise conservation for endemic species in Aotearoa as we face climate change

Wednesday 11th May 2022 | Gemma Goldstein | R1 News Reporter |

Dr Nic Rawlence, a researcher and department head for paleogenetics, joined us in studio to discuss how new research with ancient eastern moa DNA has shown their biological response to fight climate change created issues within the species during its existence. This research can be used to develop personalised conservation plans for endemic species to Aotearoa today, and help our fauna survive the climate change we face.