Talk Story with Andrew Glaser

Talk Story with Andrew Glaser of New Zealand Dept. of Conservation, and special guest Nicole Galase

Saturday July 13th, 5:00-7:00pm

Andrew Glaser is known as “Captain Whio” for his role as the caped crusader for the Whio Recovery Programme of the New Zealand Department of Conservation. The whio or the blue duck is endemic to Aotearoa, and is classified as endangered due to its fragmented and shrinking population. Andrew and his highly trained canine sidekicks spend weeks at a time in the bush locating whio so that various recovery methods can be implemented, including translocation and improved predator control. In addition to working his own dogs in the field, Andrew is a certifier for the Conservation Dog Programme, meaning he tests and certifies other dog/handler teams before they can go out in the field.

During this informal talk story session, Andrew will talk about his work with the dogs and whio, followed by a Q&A. All while you enjoy pupus and drinks!

Follow Andrew’s work on Facebook under Neo the Whio Dog or on Instagram at @neothewhiodog.

We will also have a special guest Nicole Galase who will present the following talk at the conference: “Detector Dog (and other methods) Lead to the First Confirmed Band-rumped Storm Petrel Colony in the Hawaiian Islands.” At our potluck she will talk about what was involved in this successful project.


Bayer Estate at 5329 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Honolulu – View Map
(makai side of highway, at the corner of East Hind Drive)