Baukje Lenting, our Senior Veterinarian at The Nest Te Kōhanga, our animal and wildlife hospital at Wellington Zoo; recently spoke at TED x VUW on conservation research through a wildlife hospital. 

Baukje spoke about how we can achieve great conservation outcomes and scientific research by collecting and analysing wildlife data from treating hundreds of individual wildlife patients at The Nest Te Kōhanga, and using this data to help advise on individual and population health of our native species, and potentially environmental and human health also.

Wildlife health and the contributions that this can make to the field of “One Health” and conservation are important. And also important is getting our communities and people of all ages and walks of life interested in science, wildlife, and conservation, because conservation is a broad field, and requires much collaboration.