Extinct Polynesian snails are back on Tahiti

This November 2016 video, in English from the Netherlands, says about itself (translated):

For the first time ARTIS zoo in Amsterdam has released Polynesian tree snails into their original habitat in Tahiti. It is about Polynesian tree snails, extinct in the wild (Partula nodosa).

Along with several international zoos ARTIS tries to save three tree snail species. The Insectarium of ARTIS has arranged a special breeding facility since December 2015 for reproduction of three tree snail species. In less than a year in ARTIS over 200 Polynesian tree snails grew up. In November this year, an ARTIS caretaker flew with 877 snails from various zoos to Tahiti. Small as they are, the snails play an important role in the ecosystem, biodiversity and cultural history of Tahiti. Read more here.

1 thought on “Extinct Polynesian snails are back on Tahiti

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