Rebecca Stirnemann

Rebecca Stirnemann is a passionate scientist working on endangered birds and forest conservation. She spent seven years working on protecting the native birds of Sāmoa, including the manumea or tooth-billed pigeon. She has been lucky enough to see manumea in the wild and hopes that one day their numbers will increase so others can also see this princess of the forest.

Rebecca’s research has shown that a mix of hunting by people, invasive predators such as rats and cats, and loss of forest threatens both the manumea and other native bird species. Luckily there is a great team of people working on helping the manumea.

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After hearing about the endangered manumea bird on the radio, Mose and his cousin Niko set off to search for a manumea in the deep dark forest on the far side of the mountain. They meet some amazing forest creatures on their adventure, but will they find the very special rare bird they are looking for? Includes facts pages and a fun activity to hunt for forest creatures.

Mose and the Manumea is designed to be read independently by 8–10 year olds and to be read aloud to younger readers.

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The Sāmoan edition of Mose and the Manumea.

`Ina ua fa`alogo Mose ma lona tauusoga o Niko i le fa`asalalauga i le leitiō e uiga i le manulele fa`asao o le manumea, na fa`aoso loa le lā sa`iligā manumea. Ua ō i le loloto o le togāvao pogisā, o lo o i le isi itūmauga. `Ua maofa tama i  manu ese`ese na lātou fetaia`i i le vaomatua, `ae fa`amata o le `ā lā mauaina lenei manulele mauagatā?

`O Mose ma le Manumea is designed to be read independently by 8–10 year olds and to be read aloud to younger readers.

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